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Harper, Michael S. 1938-

Overview
Works: 175 works in 319 publications in 1 language and 13,890 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Music  Musical settings 
Roles: Editor, Speaker, Compiler, Narrator, Performer, Signer, Inscriber
Classifications: PS3558.A6248, 811.54
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The Vintage book of African American poetry ( Book )
11 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,401 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 1,323 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 Allen Brown ( Book )
20 editions published between 1980 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Use trouble poems by Michael S Harper ( )
7 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 1,056 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." --Book Jacket
Chant of saints : a gathering of Afro-American literature, art, and scholarship ( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 791 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dear John, dear Coltrane : poems by Michael S Harper ( Book )
15 editions published between 1970 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Healing song for the inner ear : poems by Michael S Harper ( Book )
6 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Images of kin : new and selected poems by Michael S Harper ( Book )
10 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History is your own heartbeat; poems by Michael S Harper ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nightmare begins responsibility by Michael S Harper ( Book )
8 editions published between 1974 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Song : I want a witness by Michael S Harper ( Book )
5 editions published in 1972 in English and Undetermined and held by 428 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 383 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
Honorable amendments : poems by Michael S Harper ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Debridement by Michael S Harper ( Book )
4 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of life [a festival of poets] by Bill D Moyers ( Recording )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a series of conversations with eighteen American poets, and in dozens of poems, The Language of Life celebrates language in its most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form, and its unique power to recreate the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, losing faith, finding God
Photographs: negatives: history as apple tree by Michael S Harper ( Book )
3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Journey by Paul Austerlitz ( )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An American requiem by Richard Danielpour ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The language of life ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Seventh in an an eight-part series with Bill Moyers, this program features poets Adrienne Rich, Victor Hernández Cruz and Michael S. Harper all of whom are changing the way poetry is heard, read and absorbed
Double take jazz poetry conversations by Paul Austerlitz ( )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 64 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Harper, Michael
Harper, Michael, 1938-
Languages
English (146)
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