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Harper, Michael S. 1938-2016

Overview
Works: 161 works in 370 publications in 1 language and 14,946 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Musical settings 
Roles: Author, Speaker, Editor, Narrator, Performer, Inscriber, Other, Signer, Compiler
Classifications: PS3558.A6248, 811.54
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The Vintage book of African American poetry( Book )

13 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology representing more than two hundred years of African American creative poetic endeavors features the work of fifty-two poets
Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep is a a rich collection of the work of post-World War II African-American poets. It brings together the voices of the most important African-American poets of our time, beginning with the highly influential Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks, and covers an astonishing range of styles and techniques. With more than 200 poems included, there are "conventional" masterpieces - virtuoso "color-blind" poems in the tradition of Wordsworth, Keats, and Stevens - as well as a spectrum of passionate and personal pieces rooted in African-American culture and experience. This extraordinary body of poetry is the flowering of an artistic tradition established earlier in this century by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. The newer work comprises many different visions, ranging from the chiseled and layered modernism of Jay Wright to the plain-spoken ferocity of Sonia Sanchez, from the dazzling witticisms of Ishmael Reed to the plangent lyricism of Rita Dove. What this poetry has in common is its origin in African-American life and culture, its soul-stirring power, and the fact that, to date, the best of it has never been collected in one volume
The collected poems of Sterling A. Brown by Sterling A Brown( Book )

26 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arguably the greatest African-American poet of the century, Sterling Brown was instrumental in bringing the traditions of African-American folk life to readers all over the world. This is the definitive collection of Brown's poems, and the only edition available in the U.S.--
Chant of saints : a gathering of Afro-American literature, art, and scholarship( Book )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dear John, dear Coltrane by Michael S Harper( Book )

17 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Healing song for the inner ear : poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

8 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Images of kin : new and selected poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

11 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

History is your own heartbeat; poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

9 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nightmare begins responsibility by Michael S Harper( Book )

10 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Song : I want a witness by Michael S Harper( Book )

6 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 426 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songlines in Michaeltree : new and collected poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Songlines in Michaeltree is the long-awaited collected poems--with the sparkling addition of some new ones--of one of America's most revered poets. Hailed by critics as a distinctive and powerful presence in contemporary American poetry, Michael S. Harper is an artist and a truth teller who tempers his astonishing technical virtuosity with a compassionate and healing vision. A keen observer and a potent commentator, Harper calls a complacent society vigorously to account while cradling the wounded and remembering the lost. Calling Harper "one of the finest poets of our time ... [and] one of the most human and humane," George Cuomo of the San Francisco Examiner and Chronicle observed, "Harper's poetry has drawn its vitality from the incredible energy of his language and the honesty of his perceptions." Songlines in Michaeltree is a magnificent celebration of Harper's continuing, unstinting gifts."--Publisher's description
Debridement by Michael S Harper( Book )

14 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Honorable amendments : poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American requiem by Richard Danielpour( )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Use trouble : poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For decades, Michael S. Harper has written poetry that speaks with many voices. His work teems with poetry configured as awe, poetry as courtship, and poetry as elegy and homage. Infused with tales and riddles, sass and satire and surprise, Harper's poetry takes the form of psalms, jazz experiments, soft serenades, and radical provocations." "In Use Trouble, his first major collection since Songlines in Michaeltree, Harper renews poetry as the art of taking nothing for granted. In three groups - "The Fret Cycle," "Use Trouble," and "I Do Believe in People"--He draws on his seemingly inexhaustible resources to paint, sing, sympathize, and sorrow. Here are his tributes to his father and family, his irrepressible playfulness, and his lifelong romance between poetry and music."--Jacket
Double take : jazz poetry conversations by Paul Austerlitz( )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey by Paul Austerlitz( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs: negatives: history as apple tree by Michael S Harper( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rhode Island : eight poems by Michael S Harper( Book )

13 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Celebrating Harper : Michael Harper poetry reading, Pierce Reading Room, [Hawthorne-Longfellow Library, Bowdoin College], October 27, 1996 by Michael S Harper( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A poetry reading by Michael S. Harper, presented as part of Celebrating Harper: a Conference and Festival in Honor of Michael S. Harper, Oct. 24-27, 1996, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Me
 
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The Vintage book of African American poetry
Alternative Names
Harper, Michael

Harper, Michael 1938-

Harper, Michael 1938-2016

Harper, Michael Steven

Harper, Michael Steven 1938-2016

Michael S. Harper American writer

Michael S. Harper Amerikaans dichter

Languages
English (193)

Covers
Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945The collected poems of Sterling A. BrownDear John, dear ColtraneNightmare begins responsibilitySonglines in Michaeltree : new and collected poemsDebridementHonorable amendments : poemsUse trouble : poems