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American Literature (2010) 82 (2): 271–304.
Published: 01 June 2010
...Michael C. Cohen Cohen excavates the social history of the contraband song, a genre of poetry and music popular during the American Civil War. Written in the voices of “contrabands,” former slaves living under the protection of the Union army, contraband songs emerged in the intersections of...
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American Literature (2012) 84 (3): 664–666.
Published: 01 September 2012
... . By Woodson Jon . Columbus : Ohio State Univ. Press . 2011 . xii , 272 pp. $55.95 . The Muse Is Music: Jazz Poetry from the Harlem Renaissance to Spoken Word . By Jones Meta DuEwa . Urbana : Univ. of Illinois Press . 2011 . xiv , 304 pp. $55.00 . © 2012 by Duke...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (2): 303–330.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Benjamin R. Lempert This essay uses two poetic works from the 1950s—Langston Hughes’s 1951 sequence Montage of a Dream Deferred and the poetry and poetics of Black Mountain pioneer Charles Olson—to articulate a theory of racially engaged, nonmimetic poetic musicality deriving from the engagement...
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American Literature (2020) 92 (2): 412–415.
Published: 01 June 2020
... historicizes the rise and fall of punk’s intertwining with poetry in New York, beginning in the mid-1960s when the Velvet Underground’s Lou Reed (a rocker harboring poetic ambitions) and Ed Sanders of the Fugs (an established poet drawn toward rock) individually created elemental musical/lyric hybrids. Driven...
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American Literature (2007) 79 (1): 216–219.
Published: 01 March 2007
.... $29.95. A Poetics of Impasse in Modern and Contemporary American Poetry . By Susan M. Schultz. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2005. viii, 248 pp. Cloth, $67.50; paper, $36.00. Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation . By Aldon Lynn Nielsen. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (3): 618–622.
Published: 01 September 2015
... poetry, McCaffery finds in William Collins’s 1774 “Ode to Evening” “ambient sound sampling” as music succumbs to “insect noise” and “silent breathing” (187). In turning to Kenny Goldsmith’s “unoriginal creative writing,” McCaffery links its problematics with Orphic recovery, quoting Blanchot...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 402–404.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Brooke Horvath 2006 Syncopations: The Stress of Innovation in Contemporary American Poetry . By Jed Rasula. Tuscaloosa: Univ. of Alabama Press. 2004. x, 311 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $29.95. Distant Reading: Performance, Readership, and Consumption in Contemporary Poetry . By...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 674–677.
Published: 01 September 2002
... clever recording of ‘‘Steal Away’’ evokes the spirit of struggle. Haden appro- priates an African American cultural trope, but his performances indicate that this trope can and must be embraced multiculturally. Here, Connor makes a vital point: secular forms of drama and music practiced by non–African...
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American Literature (2003) 75 (3): 670–672.
Published: 01 September 2003
.... David D. Cooper, Michigan State University Gnostic Contagion: Robert Duncan and the Poetry of Illness. By Peter O’Leary. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan Univ. Press. 2002. xviii, 268 pp. Cloth, $50.00; paper...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (1): 201–203.
Published: 01 March 2009
... Planets on Tables: Poetry, Still Life, and the Turning World. By Bonnie Costello. Ithaca, N.Y.: Cornell Univ. Press. 2008. xvii, 205 pp. $29.95. Counter-revolution of the Word: The Conservative Attack on Modern Poetry, 1945– 1960. By Alan Filreis. Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press. 2008...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (1): 216–218.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Maria Damon © 2010 by Duke University Press 2010 Race and the Avant-Garde: Experimental and Asian American Poetry since 1965 . By Timothy Yu. Stanford, Calif.: Stanford Univ. Press. 2009. xi, 192 pp. $45.00. Poetic Obligation: Ethics in Experimental American Poetry after 1945...
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American Literature (2001) 73 (1): 147–184.
Published: 01 March 2001
... The Science of English Verse (1880) does for poetry, but while Wagner sees a hierarchy between the libretto and the score that subordinates words to music, Lanier finds it within the poem itself—that is, between its words understood as Whitney’s arbitrary signs and its words understood as Wagner’s...
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American Literature (2002) 74 (3): 649–652.
Published: 01 September 2002
... can and must be embraced multiculturally. Here, Connor makes a vital point: secular forms of drama and music practiced by non–African Ameri- cans or, more importantly, people without noticeable slave ancestry, can also be deeply committed to the imaginative transformation found in slave narra...
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American Literature (2009) 81 (3): 630–632.
Published: 01 September 2009
..., $19.95. Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry. By Andrew Epstein. New York: Oxford Univ. Press. 2006. xvi, 359 pp. Cloth, $65.00; paper, $24.95. Ivy Schweitzer’s Perfecting Friendship and Andrew Epstein’s Beautiful Ene- mies take on the difficult task of extracting the topic of...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 400–402.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Adam Gussow 2006 Lying Up a Nation: Race and Black Music . By Ronald Radano. Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press. 2003. xix, 417 pp. Paper, $27.50. Freedom Is, Freedom Ain't: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties . By Scott Saul. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press. 2003. xiv, 394 pp...
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American Literature (2010) 82 (4): 725–752.
Published: 01 December 2010
... presence of the slave spirituals in Cane—especially “Deep River”—finding that Toomer tends to ironize the received, familiar African American musical tradition and the often reductive ways it was discussed in the 1910s and 1920s. Second, I will study the text’s poetry...
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American Literature (2015) 87 (4): 841–843.
Published: 01 December 2015
...), with its blues-singer protagonist, alongside Holiday’s signature song “Strange Fruit,” and to think about Nikki Giovanni’s poetry in conversation with such Aretha Franklin staples as “Respect.” What makes Lordi’s book feel fresh is its exemplary attentiveness to the lit- erature and the music...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (1): 169–178.
Published: 01 March 2006
...’’ metaphorically reveals Madhubuti’s commitment to capture in poetic form the constancy of African American struggle, activism, sacrifice, and survival. The collections of poetry, prose, practical-action steps, music, and philosophy that constitute the four works I discuss in this review recall W. E. B...
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American Literature (2006) 78 (2): 397–398.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Juliana Spahr 2006 Mastery's End: Travel and Postwar American Poetry . By Jeffrey Gray. Athens: Univ. of Georgia Press. 2005. xiv, 288 pp. $44.95. Book Reviews Black and White Women’s Travel Narratives: Antebellum Explorations. Cheryl J. Fish. Gainesville: Univ. Press of...
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American Literature (2014) 86 (3): 616–618.
Published: 01 September 2014
... train of thought it sets in motion connects not only the ancient Greek lyricist and contemporary women’s poetry, but the wider history of poetry, song, and music in the Atlantic world that shapes poetic performance in New Orleans. Although Salvaggio notes that the French rediscovery of Sappho’s...