A Bibliography of Jazz and Poetry Criticism

This bibliography has been updated and expanded from its original publication in Callaloo: A Journal of African Diaspora Arts and Letters, 25.1 (Winter 2002): 338-346.

Books, Dissertations and Anthologies

Algarin, Miguel and Bob Holman, eds. Aloud: Voices From the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. New York: Henry Holt, 1994.

Anderson, T.J. III. Notes to Make the Sound Come Right: Four Innovators of Jazz Poetry. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 2004.

Baraka, Amiri and Amina Baraka. The Music: Reflections on Jazz and Blues. New York: Morrow, 1987.

Benston, Kimberly W. Performing Blackness: Enactments of African-American Modernism. London: Routledge, 2000.

Bonner, Patricia Elaine. "Sassy Jazz and Slo' Draggin' Blues as Sung by Langston Hughes." Diss. University of South Florida, 1990.

Borshuk, Michael Thomas. "Swinging the Vernacular: Jazz and African American Modernist Literature." Ph.D Dissertation, University of Alberta, 2002.

Brown, Fahamisha. Performing the Word: African-American Poetry as Vernacular Culture. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press, 1999.

Brown, Patrick James. "Jazz Poetry: Definition, Analysis, and Performance." Diss. University of Southern California, 1978.

Buchwald, Emilie and Ruth Roston, eds. Mixed Voices: Contemporary Poems about Music. Minneapolis: Milkweed, 1991.

Cerulli, Dom, Burt Korall, and Mort L. Nasatir, eds. The Jazz Word. New York: Ballantine, 1960.

Charters, Samuel. The Poetry of the Blues. New York: Oak Publications, 1963.

Chinitz, David. "Jazz and Jazz Discourse in Modernist Poetry: T. S. Eliot and Langston Hughes." Diss. Columbia University, 1993.

Feinstein, Sascha. Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 1997.

Feinstein, Sascha, ed. Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2007.

Feinstein, Sascha and Yusef Komunyakaa, eds. The Jazz Poetry Anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991.

-----, eds. The Second Set: The Jazz Poetry Anthology. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1996.

Gabbin, Joanne V., ed. The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Gaspar, Robert Peter. "Everyone and I Stopped Breathing: Jazz in American Poetry." Diss. University of Connecticut, 1992.

Gleason, Ralph J. Jam Session: Anthology of Jazz. 1958. Rpt. London: Jazz Book Club, 1961.

Harris, William J. The Poetry and Poetics of Amiri Baraka: The Jazz Aesthetic. Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 1983.

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