Dear John, Dear Coltrane
African-American poet Michael (Steven) Harper wrote ” Dear John, Dear Coltrane” in 1970 about jazz saxophone legend, John Coltrane. This poem was included in his first volume of the same name. His use of repetition and lyric fragmentation in this poem displays the influence of not only that music, but the slower-paced traditions of African-American blues, gospel, and folk music. In this poem, Harper is innovative in his use of jazz rhythms and cultural allusion. This poem was also included in a more recent Harper volume--Songlines in Michaeltree: New and Collected Poems (2000).
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Call Number: PS153.N5 C59 2001
Call Number: PS508.N3 N67 2004
Call Number: PS153.N5 T465 2009
o Vol. 24, p. 226
o Vol. 7, p. 139
o Vol. 22, p. 207
o Vol. 41, p. 157
o Vol. 2, p. 946
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