eBook ´ Things I Must Have Known é 162 pages

eBook Things I Must Have Known

eBook ´ Things I Must Have Known é 162 pages Î “Read this collection and you will need no one to convince you that poetry is a necessity”—Keorapetse Kgositsile South African National Poet LaureateAfter a long hiatus from poetry AB Spellman a founding member of the Black Arts Movement and a nationally recognized jazz scGs do not have this they havetoo much to defend defend against we do not we have thoughts that match easy laughter we have the wisdom of the ocean all the breeze that calls it thereAB Spellman spent thirty years at the National Endowment for the Arts serving as deputy chairman for a decade He has been a regular commentator on jazz for National Public Radio and is the author of Four Jazz Lives a classic in the field of jazz criticism

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“Read this collection and you will need no one to convince you that poetry is a necessity” Keorapetse Kgositsile South African National Poet LaureateAfter a long hiatus from poetry AB Spellman a founding member of the Black Arts Movement and a nationally recognized jazz scholar returns with an exuberant generous collection Touching on creativity and fatherhood racism and workplace politics his poems address the most important pe

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Things I Must Have KnownRsonal and public events of the last seventy years of how it felt to grow up black in a segregated America of the transformational experience of hearing John Coltrane live of the give and take of a long marriage and of the importance and inspiration of good friends if as the yoruba say all human beingscover their nakedness with other human beingshow does friendship accomplish love? for i amnever so bare as i am with youlovers siblin