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Biography of James A. Emanuel

James A. Emanuel

James A. Emanuel (1921 - Present)

James A. Emanuel was born in 1921 in Alliance, Nebraska. His books include Jazz from the Haiku King (1999), Whole Grain: Collected Poems, 19581989 (1990), The Broken Bowl: New and Uncollected Poems (1983), Black Man Abroad: The Toulouse Poems (1978), and At Bay (1969). He is also the author of Langston Hughes (1967) and the editor, with Theodore L. Gross, of Dark Symphony: Negro Literature in America (1968). An expatriate African-American, Emanuel lives in Paris.



21 Poems written by James A. Emanuel

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"Love Supreme,"  JA-A-Z train, Comments and analysis of John Coltrane by James A. Emanuel 1 Comment
« I sing the LORD'S songs »
A little bit of fool in me Comments and analysis of A Fool For Evergreen by James A. Emanuel 1 Comment
Always searching, may you find;
EVERYTHING is jazz: Comments and analysis of Jazzanatomy by James A. Emanuel 4 Comments
Four-letter word JAZZ:
He dug what she said:
I Comments and analysis of For A Depressed Woman by James A. Emanuel 3 Comments
I fish for words
I hear a whistling Comments and analysis of Emmett Till * by James A. Emanuel 3 Comments
In tight pants, tight skirts,
In town to sell his fruit, he saw her—
Lid's on, steam's risin':
Once Ugly Duckling,
Pin-        La-         SCATS : Comments and analysis of Ella Fitzgerald by James A. Emanuel 4 Comments
Repeatedly, that sturdy stump in me
Satchmo's warm burlap,
Stairstep music: ups,
There ain't NO-BO-DY Comments and analysis of Michael Jackson by James A. Emanuel 3 Comments
To every man
When three, he fished these lakes,


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