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Nielsen, Aldon Lynn

Overview
Works: 63 works in 139 publications in 1 language and 7,956 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Interviews  Nonfiction films  Filmed interviews  Filmed literary readings  Bibliography  Periodicals 
Roles: Author, Editor, Speaker, Thesis advisor, Contributor
Classifications: PS310.R34, 811.509355
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Most widely held works about Aldon Lynn Nielsen
 
Most widely held works by Aldon Lynn Nielsen
Reading race : white American poets and the racial discourse in the twentieth century by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

17 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black chant : languages of African-American postmodernism by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A valuable reassessment of African-American cultural history, Black Chant traces the embrace and transformation of black modernisms and postmodernisms by African-American poets in the decades after World War II. Centering on groups of avant-garde poets such as the Howard/Dasein poets, the Freelance group, the Umbra group, and others, Nielsen attends to those poets whose radical forms of new writing formed the basis for much of what followed in the Black Arts period. As well, he undertakes a critical rediscovery of recordings by the poets Amiri Baraka, Jayne Cortez, and Elouise Loftin, who worked with jazz composers and performers on compositions that combined post-Bop jazz with postmodern verse forms
Don't deny my name : words and music and the black intellectual tradition by Lorenzo Thomas( Book )

6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don't Deny My Name (which takes its title from a blues song) begins by laying out the case for the blues as constituting a body of literature, one that confronts the situation of African American migrants to the urban North and newer territories to the West. The essays that follow collectively provide a tour of the movement through classic jazz, bop, and the explosions of the free jazz era, followed by a section on R & B and Soul. The collection ends with a polemical essay about the hip hop phenomenon
Writing between the lines : race and intertextuality by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nielsen contends that the designations "black" and "white" do not denote essential racial being, but rather that this kind of simplified grouping is a means of societal oppression. In a similar fashion, expectations of clear demarcations between the works of writers of African descent and the works of writers of European descent inhibit the acknowledgment that the boundaries between the two constantly shift and change
Reading race in American poetry : an area of act( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 513 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, inter-racial poets and critics join together to analyze the role that race plays in the reading and writing of American poetry, and the role that poetry plays in our understanding of race
Every goodbye ain't gone : an anthology of innovative poetry by African Americans( Book )

8 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Just prior to the Second World War, and even more explosively in the 1950s and 1960s, a far-reaching revolution in aesthetics and prosody by black poets ensued, some working independently and others in organized groups. Little of this new work was reflected in the anthologies and syllabi of college English courses of the period. Even during the 1970s, when African American literature began to receive substantial critical attention, the work of many experimental black poets continued to be neglected. "Every Goodbye Ain't Gone" presents the groundbreaking work of many of these poets who carried on the innovative legacies of Melvin Tolson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Robert Hayden. Whereas poetry by key figures such as Amirt Baraka, Tolson, Jayne Cortez, Clarence Major, and June Jordan is represented, this anthology also elevates into view the work of less studied poets such as Russell Atkins, Jodi Braxton, David Henderson, Bob Kaufman, Stephen Jonas, and Elouise Loftin. Many of the poems collected in the volume are currently unavailable and some will appear in print here for the first time. Coeditors Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey provide a critical introduction that situates the poems historically and highlights the ways such poetry has been obscured from view by recent critical and academic practices. The result is a record of experimentation, instigation, and innovation that links contemporary African American poetry to its black modernist roots and extends the terms of modern poetics into the future
C.L.R. James : a critical introduction by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

8 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of C.L.R. James's writings is the first to look at them as literature and not as theory. This sustained analysis of his major published works places them in a context of his less well-known writings and offers an encompassing critique of one of the African diaspora's most significant thinkers and writers. Here the author of Black Jacobins, World Revolution, A History of Pan-African Revolt, Notes on Dialectics, Beyond a Boundary, and the lyric novel Minty Alley is seen not only as among the great political philosophers but also as the literary artist that he remained, from his first writings in his native Trinidad to his final essays and speeches in London. The writings of James have inspired revolutionaries on three continents. They have altered the course of historiography, shown the way toward independent black political struggles, and established a base for much of today's study of culture
Integral music : languages of African American innovation by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

7 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What I say : innovative poetry by black writers in America by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The elder poets in this collection, such as Nathaniel Mackey, C.S. Giscombe, Will Alexander, and Ron Allen, came of age during and were powerfully influenced by the Black Arts Movement, and What I Say grounds the collection in its black modernist roots. In tracing the fascinating and unexpected paths of experimentation these poets explored, however, Nielsen and Ramey reveal the tight delineations of African American poetry that omitted noncanonical forms. This invigorating panoply of work, when restored, brings into focus the creatively elastic frontiers and multifaceted expressions of contemporary black poetry. Several of the poets discussed in What I Say forged relationships with members of the L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E poetry movement and participated in the broader community of innovative poetry that emerged in the late 1970s and early 1980s and continues to exert a powerful influence today. Each volume can stand on its own, and reading them in tandem will provide a clear vision of how innovative African American poetries have evolved across the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. What I Say is infinitely teachable, compelling, and rewarding. It will appeal to a broad readership of poets, poetics teachers, poetics scholars, students of African American literature in nonnarrative forms, Afro-futurism, and what lies between the modern and the contemporary in global and localized writing practices."--Publisher
Furious flower I : conversations with African American poets, 1960-1995( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part video anthology of African American poetry with leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 1, Elders, introduces poets who laid the groundwork for today's Black poetry renaissance and mentored many of the younger voices represented in this series. These writers, many of whom began writing during the 1940s provided the wisdom and strong literary voice which brought Black verse to competence and maturity
Furious flower : conversations with African American poets( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part video anthology of African American poetry from the 1940s to 1995 offering intimate portraits of leading poets reading and discussing their own works. Part 3 looks at the poetry that followed the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s, which was marked with a broadened scope. While retaining the same political commitment, the poets extended their vision into new regions, exploring personal, sometimes taboo subjects and imbuing traditional forms with a contemporary intensity
Mixage by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stepping razor by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brand new beggar by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Poems
Vext by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Evacuation routes : a user's guide by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follow the maps of sentences to wherever they lead. Perception transforms at every turn. These pieces literally move. --Score Publications
Heat strings : poems by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assembly of God at Jasper by Aldon Lynn Nielsen( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lower limit speech( )

in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Bromige issue( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Black chant : languages of African-American postmodernism
Alternative Names
Aldon Lynn Nielsen American writer

Aldon Lynn Nielsen Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Lynn Nielsen, Aldon 1950-

Nielsen, A. L.

Nielsen, A. L. 1950-

Nielsen, A. L. (Aldon Lynn)

Nielsen, Aldon L.

Nielsen, Aldon Lynn

Languages
English (88)

Covers
Black chant : languages of African-American postmodernismDon't deny my name : words and music and the black intellectual traditionReading race in American poetry : an area of actEvery goodbye ain't gone : an anthology of innovative poetry by African AmericansC.L.R. James : a critical introductionIntegral music : languages of African American innovationMixageStepping razor