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The Resource Brown : poems, Kevin Young ; photographs by Melanie Dunea

Brown : poems, Kevin Young ; photographs by Melanie Dunea

Label
Brown : poems
Title
Brown
Title remainder
poems
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Young ; photographs by Melanie Dunea
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Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Divided into "Home Recordings" and "Field Recordings," Brown speaks to the way personal experience is shaped by culture, while culture is forever affected by the personal, recalling a black, Kansas boyhood to comment on our times. From "History"--A song of Kansas high-school fixture Mr. W., who gave his students "the Sixties / minus Malcolm X, or Watts, / barely a march on Washington"--to "Money Road," a sobering pilgrimage to the site of Emmett Till's lynching, the poems engage place and the past and their intertwined power. These twenty-eight taut poems and poetic sequences, including an oratorio based on Mississippi "barkeep, activist, waiter" Booker Wright that was performed at Carnegie Hall and the vibrant sonnet cycle "De La Soul Is Dead," about the days when hip-hop was growing up ("we were black then, not yet / African American"), remind us that blackness and brownness tell an ongoing story. A testament to Young's own--and our collective--experience, Brown offers beautiful, sustained harmonies from a poet whose wisdom deepens with time"--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
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Young, Kevin
Dewey number
811/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3575.O798
LC item number
A6 2018
Literary form
poetry
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dunea, Melanie
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  • African Americans
  • Poetry
  • Poetry
  • African Americans
Label
Brown : poems, Kevin Young ; photographs by Melanie Dunea
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home recordings -- One: the A train -- Two: on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe -- Field recordings -- Three: night train -- Four: the Crescent Unlimited
Control code
ocn986864026
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 161 pages
Isbn
9781524732547
Lccn
2017029270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524732547
  • (OCoLC)986864026
Label
Brown : poems, Kevin Young ; photographs by Melanie Dunea
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Home recordings -- One: the A train -- Two: on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe -- Field recordings -- Three: night train -- Four: the Crescent Unlimited
Control code
ocn986864026
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 161 pages
Isbn
9781524732547
Lccn
2017029270
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781524732547
  • (OCoLC)986864026

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