Ostinato Vamps

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  • Copyright: 2003-10-01
  • Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr
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A collection of poetic works by the award-winning author of Bathwater Wine and Mercurochrome seeks to defy stereotypes and observes the challenges of life while exploring such themes as eroticism, despair, humor, and tragedy. Original.

Author Biography

Wanda Coleman, unofficial poet laureate of Los Angeles, is the winner of the 1999 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize for Bathwater Wine, a bronzemedal finalist for the National Book Award in 2001 for Mercurochrome, and the recipient of Guggenheim and NEA fellowships. Renowned for her electrifying readings, she lives in Los Angeles with her husband

Table of Contents

Red Noir
Revenantsp. 3
Yellowed Parchmentp. 4
Nipples Like Thorns Piercing Thoughtsp. 5
Relocation on the Edgep. 6
78 rpms on a Piper's Dreamp. 7
Wichita Down West Homep. 8
Cold Meat & Three Empty Shellsp. 9
Lady Sings the Blues 1969p. 11
Thirty Seconds over Americap. 13
Requiem for a Nestp. 14
Almost Pregnantp. 15
Meanwhile in San Franciscop. 17
Art & Embellishmentp. 18
Cool Cats Snap Spatsp. 19
Things Go Sourp. 20
Red Noirp. 22
Red Eye & Black Beansp. 23
Los Angeles Nocturnep. 24
Ostinato Vamps
Broken Rhythmsp. 29
Jazz Theory 101p. 30
Dream Feverp. 31
Ostinato Vampp. 32
Plum Hungerp. 33
Soul Travelerp. 34
Mahalia Jonesp. 36
The Boys of Loco Heightsp. 37
Fragments of an Essayp. 38
Straight Out of Autumnp. 40
Likes Tangerine Suship. 41
A Second Deathp. 42
After the Rampagep. 43
Designer Bag and Allp. 44
Translations from the Nightp. 46
The African beneath the Americanp. 48
Faruk Yellowp. 49
Revisiting Fear and Memphisp. 50
White Wall Syndrome--A Studyp. 51
Lorde Centop. 53
The Woman in the Mirrorp. 54
Darwinian Ebbp. 56
Two Fugues & a Prayer
Night Widow Fuguep. 59
Sorceress of Muntup. 74
Prayer for America Rebornp. 90
The Weighing of My Heart
Fool's Progressp. 95
Gone Exitsp. 96
Sour Applesp. 97
The history of my bodyp. 98
Slave Drivenp. 99
Olio Intagliop. 100
About Our Unbornp. 103
Baptismp. 104
The Museum of Youp. 105
The Weighing of My Heartp. 107
Peacep. 111
Passing through the Bloodp. 112
Exotericp. 113
Acknowledgmentsp. 115
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