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Medina, Tony

Overview
Works: 21 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 5,549 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Juvenile works  Biography  Picture books  Fiction  Interviews  Pictorial works  Christmas stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Classifications: PS3563.E2414, 811.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Tony Medina
Hip hop speaks to children : a celebration of poetry with a beat ( Book )
4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
More than 50 poems and an accompanying CD introduce poetry with a beat
Love to Langston by Tony Medina ( Book )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 998 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of poems written from the point of view of the poet Langston Hughes, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life
Catch the fire!!! : a cross-generational anthology of contemporary African-American poetry ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers modern poems and interviews in which authors discuss their feelings about their generation of poets and the works presented
I and I : Bob Marley by Tony Medina ( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 656 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A biography in verse about the Jamaican reggae musician Bob Marley, offering an overview of key events and themes in his life, including his biracial heritage, Rastafarian beliefs, and love of music. End notes on poems provide further biographical information"--Provided by publisher
DeShawn days by Tony Medina ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems describe the life of an inner city boy
Bum rush the page : a Def Poetry Jam ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 552 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The spoken word poetry movement, which combines the edginess of hip-hop with the drama of performance art, has added fresh energy to the American & international poetry scenes. Poetry jams, which gained popularity in the early 1990s at small clubs like New York's legendary Nuyorican Poets Cafe, are the stages on which the best poets come together to trade verse. Launched by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, Def Poetry Jam is a project that does for spoken-word what Simmons's Def Comedy Jam did for comedy, taking an exciting, unheralded scene to the mainstream. Def Poetry Jam includes a national tour of slam competitions, spoken-word showcases in major cities, an interactive website, & this book, which features original work from both established & emerging spoken-word artists from throughout the country. Edited by two of the best-regarded poets of the scene, Bum Rush the Page is the definitive collection of today's best spoken-word poetry. Bum Rush the Page is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry. Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam, not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is
Christmas makes me think by Tony Medina ( Book )
5 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young African American boy reflects on the spirit of Christmas and thinks of ways he can share what he has with others
Furious flower II regenerating the black poetic tradition ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This 3-part program provides the definitive teaching tool for exploring the world of today's black poetry. Providing a more focused, ambitious approach than its 1998 predecessor, Furious Flower II presents outstanding critical scholarship on black contemporary poetry's origins and trends, its conflicts and consonances. Throughout, notable authors share insights and offer inspiration to fledgling poets about the creative process, and about daily life as a published writer. Interspersed with these critical conversations are impassioned readings of the most representative poems of each poet. Viewers can watch as one of America's most exciting cultural movements evolves before their eyes and ears. Program I - Roots and First Fruits traces black literary traditions from African American folklore to the Blues Aesthetic to Hip Hop, and illuminates their impact on poetry. Program II - Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between black American poets and writers from the African literary Diaspora. Program III - Blooming in the Whirlwind locates black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism."--Www.newsreel.org
Committed to breathing by Tony Medina ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerging with a varied political sensibility, this book explodes the bourgeois self-indulgence of American culture to give a lambasting critique of its current global ultra-exploration and political repression. Exploring pressing and complicated social issues, the book incorporates humor, invective, and vigor while analyzing life, beauty, and the defiance of denial and despair.--Publisher's description
An onion of wars by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No noose is good noose by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
My old man was always on the lam by Tony Medina ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Poems
Broke on ice by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The president looks like me : & other poems by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In 'The President Looks Like Me and Other Poems', Tony Medina celebrates the diversity that President Barack Obama symbolizes through poems that are multicultural in scope and wide-ranging in style. With distinctly urban settings and flavor, this collection covers a myriad of themes including childhood, family, friendship, identity, spirituality, social justice, and Hip Hop..."--Preface
Sermons from the smell of a carcass condemned to begging by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sheer good fortune" : celebrating Toni Morrison ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sheer Good Fortune," hosted by Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, and Joanne Gabbin in fall 2012, was an evening devoted to honoring Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison, an American novelist, editor, and professor. The celebration of her literary legacy took place in Virginia Tech's Burruss Hall Auditorium. This documentary includes footage from the event, as well as supplemental interviews with Morrison's peers and literary heirs. Writers, artists, and scholars read her work and talk about the magic of her writing, how it subverts easy assumptions, and how its lyricism and spiritualism take our breath away"--
Hip hop speaks to children a celebration of poetry with a beat ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Y que lo comente el pueblo : poemas, cuentos by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 2000 in Spanish and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Emerge & see by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Memories of eating by Tony Medina ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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English (47)
Spanish (1)
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