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Cotton : poems

Author: Derrick Harriell
Publisher: Detroit, Mich. : Willow Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st ed
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Genre/Form: American poetry
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derrick Harriell
ISBN: 9780971821415 0971821410
OCLC Number: 669752492
Description: 77 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction (starting p. 9) / Frank X Walker --
I --
Cottonmouth Blues (starting p. 13) --
The Last Rent Party (starting p. 14) --
Aunt Rose Baptizes the Greens (starting p. 15) --
Conjure Baby (starting p. 16) --
Mama's Grosry List (starting p. 18) --
Muse (starting p. 20) --
Mecca (starting p. 21) --
Ode to Diablo (starting p. 23) --
Monster (starting p. 24) --
Abe is Milwaukee's Barber to the Dead (starting p. 25) --
The Streetlight has Eyes in the Back of his Head (starting p. 26) --
Dried Raisin (starting p. 27) --
II --
Lamentations on the Cotton God (starting p. 31) --
Langston Hughes and all that Jazz (starting p. 34) --
The Earth was Created in Seven Nights by the 502 Blues Bar After Work Crew (starting p. 35) --
After Getting Lost in a Billie Holiday Portrait for Twenty Minutes (starting p. 36) --
Divorcing Saint Marvin of Croon (starting p. 37) --
America (starting p. 38) --
Making Love Before the Gods Awake (starting p. 39) --
Maravilla Mexicana (starting p. 40) --
On Falling in Love with Eve... (starting p. 41) --
An Adulterous Equation (starting p. 43) --
The Ritual of Supper (starting p. 44) --
Putting the Needle on the Record (starting p. 45) --
Begging (starting p. 46) --
III --
The Evolution of Red and Spoon (starting p. 49) --
The Early Bird Gets the John (starting p. 51) --
Death of a Nightwalker, Told Through her Favorite Syringe (starting p. 52) --
Romance at the 23rd Street Whorehouse (starting p. 53) --
To the Other Woman (starting p. 54) --
The Cadillac Speaks (starting p. 55) --
Red and Pumpkin Jump the Broom (starting p. 56) --
Uncle Red Reveals Why I Would've Made a Poor Pimp (starting p. 57) --
Little Red Discovers the Realities of Molecular Genetics (starting p. 58) --
I Always Thought Uncle Danny Would be the First Black President (starting p. 59) --
Uncle Danny Brags About Playing Special Teams for the 85 Bears (starting p. 60) --
Uncle Danny Returns from the Halfway House (starting p. 61) --
Spaceships (starting p. 62) --
IV --
Naazim the Oracle Tells Bernard Hopkins his Future (starting p. 65) --
Bernard Hopkins is Robbed In 12 Round Unanimous Decision (starting p. 66) --
Remedy for a South Beach Hangover (starting p. 67) --
Cotton-Eyed Joe Calzaghe Slaps his way to Light Heavyweight title (starting p. 68) --
Sanctuary (starting p. 69) --
One and O (starting p. 70) --
Champions of the schoolyard (starting p. 71) --
Queen Antoinette of Cotton Candy (starting p. 74) --
An Alternative Script (starting p. 76) --
The Eradication of Cotton (starting p. 77) --
Acknowledgments (starting p. 78) --
About the Author (starting p. 80)
Responsibility: by Derrick Harriell.

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