Jimmy’s Blues and Other Poems

Paperback $16.00

Apr 01, 2014 | 120 Pages

Ebook $16.00

Apr 01, 2014 | 120 Pages

  • Paperback $16.00

    Apr 01, 2014 | 120 Pages

  • Ebook $16.00

    Apr 01, 2014 | 120 Pages

Praise

“…Poetry was the current that powered his novels, essays, and plays…blazing, embracing collection…as potent and significant now as then. …Baldwin writes perceptively and poignantly… His humor is lashing and sly, his sexiness bold and lithe. Baldwin is thunderous and crooning, rueful and cutting, prayerful and ferocious, questioning and questing.”
Booklist

“These poems were written over thirty years ago, yet they still speak to many of the injustices in the world and to our experience as human beings trying to make sense of our own existence.”
The Good Men Project

“Lyrical, captivating, evocative, thought-provoking poems that also happen to be exploring the political climate of his time.” —Ploughshares

“A beautiful and necessary collection of Baldwin’s poetry.” —American Book Review

“I am completely indebted to Jimmy Baldwin’s prose. It liberated me as a writer. These poems overwhelm without competing with his prose and I am grateful to have this collection.”
—Toni Morrison

“These poems are morning stars to be inhaled everyday as we strip search our eyes for new memory. Thank you Brother Jimmy for the breath of your poems.”
—Sonia Sanchez

“James Baldwin was born for truth. It called upon him to tell it on the mountains, to preach it in Harlem, to sing it on the Left Bank in Paris. His honesty and courage would lead him to see truth and to write truth in poetry, drama, fiction and essay. He was a giant.”
—Maya Angelou

Table Of Contents

Contents
 
Introduction by Nikky Finney  ix
 
Jimmy’s Blues
 
Staggerlee wonders  3
Song (for Skip)  20
Munich, Winter 1973 (for Y.S.)  26
The giver (for Berdis)  30
3.00 a.m. (for David)  31
The darkest hour  32
Imagination  32
Confession  33
Le sporting-club de Monte Carlo (for Lena Horne)  40
Some days (for Paula)  41
Conundrum (on my birthday) (for Rico)  44
Christmas carol  46
A lady like landscapes (for Simone Signoret)  52
Guilt, Desire and Love  53
Death is easy (for Jefe)  55
Mirrors (for David)  58
A Lover’s Question  60
Inventory/On Being 52  64
Amen  71
 
Other Poems
 
Gypsy  75
Song For The Shepherd Boy  85
For A.  87
For EARL  89
Untitled  91
BALLAD (for Yoran)  92

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