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Sixteen Poems of Sterling Brown
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written by Sterling A. Brown (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins

Revered by his colleagues, Sterling A. Brown was once considered “America’s foremost authority on black literature.” His poems were thought to be highly intellectual yet, more importantly, extremely relatable. This sixteen poem collection includes several poems from Brown’s first published book “South...

written by Sterling A. Brown (Folkways Records, 1973), 45 mins
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A Sun Lady for All Seasons Reads Her Poetry
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written by Sonia Sanchez (Folkways Records, 1971), 38 mins

“This record is gonna be talking about love; A black woman’s love for her children, man and nation. But you know before you can love someone you gots to love yourself. I mean you gots to dig on yourself, know that you be bad, badder than bad in fact…” In this collection of poems, Sonia Sanchez aims to...

written by Sonia Sanchez (Folkways Records, 1971), 38 mins
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Tower Beyond Tragedy: By Robinson Jeffers
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written by Robinson Jeffers, 1887-1962; produced by Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
written by Robinson Jeffers, 1887-1962; produced by Scotti D'Arcy, 1923-1990 (Folkways Records, 1964), 45 mins
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produced by Norman Studer (Folkways Records, 1961), 36 mins
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The Journal of Albion Moonlight
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(Folkways Records, 1972), 54 mins, 19 page(s)

Poet/novelist Kenneth Patchen (1911-1972) was a figure in New York City’s Greenwich Village literary scene, which Folkways Records’ founder Moses Asch documented. A jazz lover, Patchen often read poetry to jazz accompaniment, and he also collaborated with John Cage and Charles Mingus. In the ’50s and ’60s...

(Folkways Records, 1972), 54 mins, 19 page(s)
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Legacies: The Poetry of Nikki Giovanni
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produced by Nikki Giovanni, 1943- (Folkways Records, 1976), 25 mins

“Those who have gone before and those who are yet to be birthed – it is to these that we owe our legacies. I am hopeful we are at least as strong as our foreparents and I am confident we will be as intelligent as the next century requires.” This collection of poetry by Nikki Giovanni explores the relation...

produced by Nikki Giovanni, 1943- (Folkways Records, 1976), 25 mins
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Poetry in America with Elisa New, N.Y. State Of Mind
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directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Leah Reis-Dennis, fl. 2018, Verse Video Education; interview by Nas, 1973-, in Poetry in America with Elisa New (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 26 mins
"New York State of Mind" by Nas, featuring Nas, Steve Stoute, Ben Horowitz, Salamishah Tillet, and a chorus of hip hop heads. Poetry in America gathers distinguished interpreters from all walks of life to explore and debate 12 unforgettable American poems. Athletes and poets, politicians and musicians, architects...
directed by Elisa New, fl. 2018; produced by Leah Reis-Dennis, fl. 2018, Verse Video Education; interview by Nas, 1973-, in Poetry in America with Elisa New (Arlington, VA: Public Broadcasting Service, 2017), 26 mins
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