HUGHES, L: Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz

Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz, back coverHughes, Langston. Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz. Knopf, 1961. Unmarked text. Tears and aging on cover. Patterned boards with wear on edges. Good in fair dust jacket. Hardcover. (#29458)

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Hughes (1901-1967), the poet laureate of the Harlem Renaissance, wrote this poetry late in his career, in 1960, while he was attending the Newport Jazz Festival.

Photo on back of Jacket is a side profile photo of Hughes by Roy DeCarava. Measures 8.75×7.25 inches. 94p.

DANLY, S: Language As Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art

Danly, Susan (editor). Language As Object: Emily Dickinson and Contemporary Art. University of Massachusetts Press, 1997. ISBN: 1558490663. Unmarked text. Very Good. Paperback. (#28568)

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Beautiful color plates. 104p.

Catalog for exhibition at Mead Art Museum, Amherst College. Features artists responding to Emily Dickinson’s work. Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (1830-1886) was an American poet born in Amherst, Massachusetts.

Contributors: Martha A. Sandweiss, Karen Sanchez-Epper, Polly Longsworth, Christopher Benfey, David Porter, and others. Measures 8.5×11 inches. The artists include Will Barnet, Judy Chicago, Joseph Cornell, Mary Frank, and others.

The poets whose work is represented are Hart Crane, Richard Wilbur, John Berryman, Adrienne Rich, Sandra M. Gilbert, and others.

OLDS, S: What Does an Elegy Do? (The Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry)

What Does an Elegy Do? (The Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry), book coverOlds, Sharon. What Does an Elegy Do? (The Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture on the Teaching of Poetry). The Bancroft Library, UC Berkeley, 2008. ISBN: 9781893663251. Unmarked. Very Good. Paperback. (#28490) $45.00

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The fourth Judith Lee Stronach Memorial Lecture, May 4, 2007. 18p. Measures 7×10 inches. Sharon Olds (b. 1942) is an American poet.