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American Songbook - a book by Ruby, Michael

American Songbook

American Songbook( )
Author: Ruby, Michael
ISBN:978-1-937027-00-1
Publication Date:Sep 2013
Publisher:Ugly Duckling Presse
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $17.00
Book Description:

The poems in American Songbook are based on phrases from more than fifty 20th century songs. The singers range from Memphis Minnie to Tupac Shakur, and songs from Louis Armstrong's hit What a Wonderful World to Hattie Ellis's Desert Blues, a little-known Lomax prison recording. Many musical traditions inform the poems, including blues, jazz, gospel, country, folk, bluegrass, electric blues, R&B, rock, disco and hip hop. "In their careful reading of realand imaginary signs these poems...
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Book Details
Pages:144
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 Inches
Book Weight:0.528 Pounds

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