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The red light was my mind

Author: Gary Charles Wilkens
Publisher: Huntsville, TX : Texas Review Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Captures the tone, rhythms, sounds, images, and myths of the Mississippi Blues. These poems are inhabited by love, death, evil, sorrow, violence, and dancing that fill the Blues.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wilkens, Gary Charles.
Red light was my mind.
Huntsville, TX : Texas Review Press, 2007
(OCoLC)647663031
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Charles Wilkens
ISBN: 9781933896045 1933896043
OCLC Number: 87786328
Description: 57 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: The Devil Prefers the Blues --
The Hard Objects of the World --
Angela's Locket --
Burdett's Monologue --
Leaving Burdett's Plantation --
Three Hours Down a Dirt Road --
Later that Night --
Blind Jefferson --
Clarksdale, 1933 --
White Trash --
No Drink, No Fries --
Boy's Haircut Seen at a Street Party --
Blue House --
Sworn Testimony, Johnson R., Yazoo County Mississippi --
Shot a Man Dead Blues --
Lula, MS --
Juke Joint --
Stag O'Lee --
Chant of Peetie Wheatstraw --
Charley Patton's Grave --
Howl for Holiday --
Men Don't Know What the Little Girl Understands --
Vicksburg Woman --
Follow Me Boy --
I put a spell on you --
Hot Tamales and They're Red Hot --
Jack Johnson was a Boxer (July 4, 1910).
Responsibility: Gary Charles Wilkens.

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"Red dust, love and whiskey blues: this is poetry of strength and ferocity. Read it and marvel. Gary C. Wilkens is the best poet of his generation, and as good as any who came before him." - Mary Read more...

 
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