Sing This One Back to Me

Starting With Bob Holman S Transcription Of The Griot Poems Sung To Him By West African Legend Papa Susso, Holman Builds On That Oral Tradition To Share His Own Intimate History.Spoken Word Performer, Activist, And Bowery Poetry Club Impresario Bob Holman Is The Former Readings Curator At The St Mark S Poetry Project And The Original Slammaster Of The Nuyorican Poets Caf He Co Founded The Endangered Language Alliance And Served As The Host Of The PBS Series The United States Of Poetry And On The Road With Bob Holman On LinkTV Sing This One Back To Me Is His Seventh Collection.Sing This One Back to Me

Librarian Note There is than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Bob Holman is a former social worker and professor of social administration known primarily for his practical campaigns for the poor He is the author of A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, A New Deal for Social Welfare, Champions for Children, Children and Crime, and Faith in the Poor.

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  • Paperback
  • 164 pages
  • Sing This One Back to Me
  • Bob Holman
  • 11 July 2018
  • 9781566893251

9 thoughts on “Sing This One Back to Me

  1. says:

    This book leaps off your shelf into your hand, then leaps 3 times around your sofa Bob s disciplic friendship with his Malinese griot pal Papa Susso is one of the great love stories of contemporary poetry.MOUNTAINWe were in the MidwestLooking for mountainsThe wind couldn t go aroundAnd there...

  2. says:

    I admire the spirit of these poems, and I believe live performance would increase the impact They are really a reflection or oral tradition, and how does one pass that on in a culture that does not value oral tradition Writing it down is something, but can only capture a small part of the essence of these poems.That said, the poems in the section Van Gogh s Violin and in particular the title poem were very alive in written form.DetailBlack bites deeperSpitting red beside my bedStruggling through deep forestLimb line limn timeIt s all detail Everything I also enjoyed Papa Susso s translations , even though their performance with musical accompaniment could never be captured on the page of a book.Less successful were the very personal family poems that ended this collection I understand the intimate feelings Holman was drawing from, yet love and death are so very difficult to convey and universalize I felt sympathy for those emotions, but the poems themselves did n...

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