The Essential Etheridge Knight

The Essential Etheridge Knight

ETHERIDGE KNIGHT
Copyright Date: 1986
Pages: 128
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    The Essential Etheridge Knight
    Book Description:

    Winner of the 1987 American Book AwardThe Essential Etheridge Knightis a selection of the best work by one of the country's most prominent and liveliest poets. It brings together poems from Knight's previously published books and a section of new poems.

    eISBN: 978-0-8229-9109-0
    Subjects: Language & Literature

Table of Contents

  1. Front Matter
    (pp. [i]-[vi])
  2. Table of Contents
    (pp. [vii]-2)
  3. GENESIS
    (pp. 3-4)
  4. 1
  5. 2
  6. 3
  7. 4
  8. 5
    • ON SEEING THE BLACK MALE AS # 1 SEX OBJECT IN AMERICA
      (pp. 97-97)
    • LAST WORDS BY “SLICK” (or a self / sung eulogy)
      (pp. 98-98)
    • HAIKU
      (pp. 99-101)
    • GENESIS 11
      (pp. 102-102)
    • EAT HELEN B HAPPY (a found poem)
      (pp. 103-103)
    • VARIOUS PROTESTATIONS FROM VARIOUS PEOPLE
      (pp. 104-104)
    • AT A VA HOSPITAL IN THE MIDDLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA: AN ACT IN A PLAY
      (pp. 105-107)
    • ON THE PROJECTS PLAYGROUND
      (pp. 108-108)
    • CIRCLING THE DAUGHTER
      (pp. 109-109)
    • FOR A BROOKLINE LADY I LOVE
      (pp. 110-110)
    • ONCE ON A NIGHT IN THE DELTA: A REPORT FROM HELL
      (pp. 111-111)
    • A BLACK POET LEAPS TO HIS DEATH
      (pp. 112-113)
    • REHABILITATION & TREATMENT IN THE PRISONS OF AMERICA
      (pp. 114-114)

      The Convict strolled into the prison administration building to get assistance and counseling for his personal problems. Inside the main door were several other doors proclaiming: Doctor, Lawyer, Teacher, Counselor, Therapist, etc. He chose the proper door, and was confronted with two more doors: Custody and Treatment. He chose Treatment, went in, and was confronted with two more doors: First Offender and Previous Offender. Again he chose the proper door and was confronted with twomoredoors: Adult and Juvenile. He was an adult, so he walked through that door and ran smack into twomoredoors: Democrat and Republican....

  9. Back Matter
    (pp. 115-115)