May 07, 2021 · As poet and literature scholar Barry Wallenstein describes it, jazz poetry happens “when the two arts physically combine, when poets, collaborating with music in performance on stage or on record, merge language and music into a highly personalized synergism.”
Jul 20, 2017 · The correspondences between poetry and jazz extend beyond racial bounds, indeed beyond markers of genre, and have influenced white poets whom white critics are insufficiently retheorizing.
Jun 08, 2007 · Hymns, opera, folk song, art song, musical theater and popular song have been doing it for years and a number of jazz artists have preceded me, most notably Steve Lacy (listen to his version of Herman Melville's "Art or his settings of Lao Tzu), Fred Hersch (his recent Leaves of Grass CD, quite programatic in scope, is a marvel) and Frank ...
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Jul 15, 2021 · Other noted Black Arts Movement poets who wrote jazz poetry include Etheridge Knight, Sonia Sanchez, and Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee). Other African American poets of the 1960s and 1970s who were known for writing jazz poetry but were not directly associated with the Black Arts Movement were Michael S. Harper, Quincy Troupe, and Al Young.
- “Either you have the feeling or you don't. Hawk Davies” ― Daniel Handler, Why We Broke Up.
- “If Music is a Place -- then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” ― Vera Nazarian.
- “There are only two things: love, all sorts of love, with pretty girls, and the music of New Orleans or Duke Ellington. Everything else ought to go, because everything else is ugly. ”
- “The piano ain't got no wrong notes.” ― Thelonious Monk.
The modernist poets strove to reinvent the fundamentals of poetry, to answer Ezra Pound’s challenge to “make it new.” Influenced by visual art, primitivism, orientalism, and jazz, writers searched for a distinctly American idiom. What should a modern American poetry sound like?
Aug 08, 2014 · Many versions of jazz standards — including “I Cover the Waterfront,” “How High the Moon” and “My Funny Valentine” — jettison poetry to showcase virtuosity. The result is a net ...
May 01, 1991 · If the audience for poetry has declined into a subculture of specialists, so too have the audiences for most contemporary art forms, from serious drama to jazz.