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Poetry and Jazz Music have been friendly kissing cousins at least since the 1920s during the United States’ great jazz age and the very famous worldwide Harlem Renaissance. That was when the great author Langston Hughes and others thrilled themselves and their friends by reciting and recording poetry to the beats of jazz. Many more––Jack Kerouac, Nikki Giovanni, Amiri Baraka, Sekou Sundiata, June Jordan, etc––later followed their…
(photo of Susan L. Taylor by Marc Brasz)
When the NAACP in 2006 presented author and social activist Susan L. Taylor with its President’s Award, the organization publicly acknowledged what readers of Essence® Magazine had been experiencing for nearly four decades. Namely, that Ms. Taylor is among the most effective, dynamic, and beloved human resources on the planet. In All About Love (Urban Books) a rich of harvest of writings…
Poster for the Australian movie "Gabriel"
Are there any who fall, when they fall, quite so hard as angels do? Going by the scenario in Australian director Shane Abbess’ extraordinary noir metaphysical drama Gabriel, the answer would have to be a loud “No!” As they battle in human form for control over the middle earth region of Purgatory, where human souls dwell in limbo before descending to hell or ascending to heaven,…
Ararat movie still courtesy of Miramax
Added by Author-Poet Aberjhani on March 7, 2008 at 2:04am — No Comments
Presidential hopeful Senator Barack Obama announces his candidacy in his hometown of Springfield, Illinois.
From the response around the internet to the Barack Obama critici who stated, “He’s a poet, not a fighter,” apparently I was not the only one stunned by the offensive words. The following are a second batch of quotes from the poet who would be president. They begin with a prose excerpt from his memoir, “Dreams from My…