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Bum Rush The Page : Wheeler Large Print Book Series - Tony Medina

Bum Rush The Page

Wheeler Large Print Book Series

Paperback Published: 23rd October 2001
ISBN: 9780609808405
Number Of Pages: 320

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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."
- Tony Medina, from the Introduction

Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. xix
Invocation
We Have Been Believersp. xxv
A Poet Is Not a Juke Boxp. xxvi
Nommop. xxvii
No Jivep. xxviii
failure of an inventionp. xxviii
Buildingp. xxix
The Disdirectedp. xxxi
Blood I Say, Study Our Story, Sing This Song
The Way We Movep. 1
... And the Saga Continuesp. 1
Bad Timesp. 3
How to Dop. 4
Like a Dogp. 6
Lonely Womenp. 7
On the Other Sidep. 9
Np. 10
Her Scream Has Been Stolenp. 11
Crater Facep. 12
susup. 13
An Asian Am Anthemp. 14
Scoutp. 16
This Old Manp. 17
Afternoon Trainp. 19
Beginning at the End: Capital/Capitol Punishmentp. 20
Open Your Mouth--and Smile
A Chinese Man in Smymap. 22
450 Years of Selective Memory (Smile)p. 23
the n-wordp. 24
an open letter to the entertainment industryp. 25
Metropolitan Metaphysicsp. 28
America Eats Its Youngp. 29
laughin at chap. 31
Rosa's Beautyp. 32
Overworkedp. 33
Nintendop. 34
Stealth-Pirates of Cyberiap. 35
The Death of Poetryp. 35
Last Visit to Chestnut Middle Schoolp. 37
Learning to Drive at 32p. 38
Mr. BOOM BOOM Manp. 39
Road to the Presidencyp. 40
For What It's Worthp. 41
Every Word Must Conjure
It's Called Kingsp. 44
Billyp. 45
To Become Unconsciousp. 46
Letter to an Unconceived Sonp. 46
The Usual Suspectsp. 48
Blooming Death ... Blossomsp. 49
What the Oracle Saidp. 51
The U.S.A. Court of No Appealp. 52
on the state-sanctioned murder of shaka sankofap. 52
An Epistle to the Revolutionary Biblep. 53
Warrior Wombp. 55
Cowboynomicsp. 56
Demockeryp. 57
Executive Privilegep. 58
Questionp. 61
georgia avenue, washington d.c.p. 62
A Palace of Mournersp. 64
Palestinep. 65
The Road from Khartoump. 66
A Modern Love Poemp. 68
In Praise of the Seattle Coalitionp. 69
Blood Is the Argumentp. 69
Drums Drown Out the Sorrow
Amadou Diallo from Guinea to the Bronx Dead on Arrivalp. 73
Another Screamp. 74
A Well-Bred Womanp. 76
Amadoup. 78
BLSp. 78
after diana diedp. 79
Dudley Randall (1914-2000)p. 80
Hoodoo Whisperp. 81
Sammy Davis, Jr.p. 82
Glad All Overp. 84
Dancing after Sanchezp. 85
The 13th Letterp. 86
In Black Churchesp. 86
For Gwendolyn Brooksp. 87
tonal embryologyp. 88
Zizwep. 88
All, Bomayep. 89
Phyllisp. 90
Timbalerop. 91
Puentep. 93
Somaliap. 93
epitaph for Etheridge Knightp. 94
Farewell Queen Mother Moorep. 97
Palenque Queen by Habana's Shoresp. 98
When the Definition of Madness Is Love
January Hangoverp. 100
the hardest part about lovep. 100
Lies We Tell Ourselvesp. 102
8 ways of looking at pussyp. 103
Temporary Insanityp. 105
alone in belizep. 106
footprintsp. 107
Big World Look Outp. 108
Bullet Hole Man: A Love Poemp. 110
Dreadlocksp. 111
Rootsp. 111
Six Minutes Writingp. 112
Dinerp. 112
Fullnessp. 113
Wet Dreamp. 115
foursomesp. 115
Wishing Youp. 116
Shunning an Imperativep. 116
January 8, 1996p. 118
A Poem for Youp. 119
Throbs for the Instructressp. 120
At the Frenchman'sp. 121
Mata Hari Blues or Why I Will Never Be a Spyp. 123
Yellahp. 124
Extremes Ain't My Thing As Salaam Alaikump. 125
13p. 126
rock candyp. 127
Love Jamp. 129
Cocaine Mad-Scream Article #33 LoveSongp. 130
We Whose Fathers Are Hidden
The Elders Are Godsp. 132
What the Dead Dop. 133
creation is a cyclep. 133
Birthp. 134
Daughter-to-Father Talkp. 136
Tattooing the Motherlinep. 137
Our Fathersp. 138
Mama's Magicp. 139
Father's Dayp. 140
Momma in Redp. 140
Wildlifep. 141
Chicago on the Day Brother Increases His Chances of Reaching Age 21p. 142
Lest We Forgetp. 143
The African Burial Ground Called Tribecap. 143
fatherless townshipsp. 144
Waiting for the Results of a Pregnancy Testp. 146
Sitting in the Doctor's Office the Next Dayp. 148
Circap. 148
Seed of Resistance
Cookingp. 151
Ben Hurp. 151
in 5th gradep. 152
Complectedp. 154
Broken Ends Broken Promisesp. 155
My Name's Not Rodriguezp. 156
Water from the Wellp. 157
The Tragic Mulatto Is Neitherp. 158
Beauty Is Moving Us Forward
I'm Sayin Thoughp. 160
beauty rituals 2000p. 160
Medusap. 161
Stariettep. 161
exceptionsp. 163
What the deal, son?p. 166
Plain Ole Brother Bluesp. 168
Why I Be a Goddessp. 169
I'm the Manp. 170
Dare to Be Differentp. 171
Thoughts from a Bar Stoolp. 173
A Blue Black Pearlp. 173
runninp. 175
conversations in the strugglep. 176
Harvest: A Line Drawingp. 177
joseph speaks to gericault in the studiop. 178
Entrancielop. 181
New York Seizuresp. 182
Hey Yo / Yo Soy!p. 185
Flying over Americap. 188
It Was the Music That Made Us
I'm a Hip Hop Cheerleaderp. 190
kill the djp. 192
Ms. Cousins' Rapp. 193
all up in therep. 194
Doin'p. 195
The Trash Talkerp. 196
Owed to Eminemp. 197
A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloopp. 200
rapid transitp. 201
hold it steadyp. 202
Conversation with Duke Ellington and Louis (Pops) Armstrongp. 203
For Lady and Prezp. 204
breathp. 205
The Flowp. 206
Bebop Trumpetp. 208
conjugation of the verb: to blowp. 208
The Creed of a Graffiti Writerp. 210
Sonido Ink(quieto)p. 214
because I am it's a race thing tripp. 215
Grasshopperp. 217
Gracep. 219
The Low Endp. 219
rep/resentp. 221
2G (Another Millennium Poem)p. 223
enter(f*#@ckin)tainedp. 223
Children of the Word
Motherseedp. 226
Wake Up, My Little Prettiesp. 227
nommo: how we come to speakp. 227
spaNglisHp. 229
New Boogaloop. 229
Mi Negritop. 232
News of the Worldp. 233
Much of Your Poetry Is Beautifulp. 234
Ginsbergp. 234
In Bed with James Tatep. 235
soulgroovin ditty #7p. 236
Sundaysp. 237
To Aretha Franklin from Sparklep. 238
Lumumba Bluesp. 239
All the shoes are shined and the cotton is pickedp. 240
In this day agep. 241
The Trouble I've Seenp. 241
Having Lost My Son, I Confront the Wreckagep. 242
Bensonhurstp. 243
For Michael Griffith, Murdered Dec. 21, 1986, Howard Beach, NYp. 244
Lift Every Fist and Swingp. 245
TV Dinnerp. 245
Bluesmanp. 248
We're Not Well Herep. 250
Nickel Wine and Deep Kissesp. 251
The Cowardp. 253
Stripp. 254
Sexp. 255
enemiesp. 256
American Poetryp. 257
So Many Books, So Little Timep. 260
How to Be a Street Poetp. 261
The Adventures of Grandmaster Flashp. 263
Xp. 264
The Traditionp. 265
There It Isp. 267
Contributorsp. 270
Permissionsp. 281
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ISBN: 9780609808405
ISBN-10: 0609808400
Series: Wheeler Large Print Book Series
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 23rd October 2001
Publisher: THREE RIVERS PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.2 x 15.7  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1