Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry (Signed First Edition)

By: Young, Al

Price: $25.00

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Book Condition: Near Fine


Inscribed (on title page) First Edition, First Printing of a collection of blues-inspired poetry by California Poet Laureate Al Young. Includes a CD (unopened) of anecdote-filled readings by Young and also a vintage recording of Langston Hughes. Inscribed by Al Young to a previous owner on the title page with a reference to African American literature scholar Margaret Ann Reid on the title page. Black cloth, 211pp. Solid copy. Full refund if not satisfied.


Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a poetic form, California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues and drawn inspiration from the blues.
Something About the Blues uses the blues as a theme throughout 100 new and previously-published poems. Selections evoke the cold, hard city, love gone wrong and blues music itself, with tributes to Ma Rainey, Lena Horne and other notable performers.
Something About the Blues includes an audio CD with Al Young's dynamic, soulful readings of more than 20 of the poems from the book, plus Langston Hughes' reading of his classic "The Weary Blues." Many of Young's performances feature a live blues band.

Title: Something About the Blues: An Unlikely Collection of Poetry (Signed First Edition)

Author Name: Young, Al

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Naperville, IL, Sourcebooks MediaFusion: 2007

ISBN Number: 1402210647

ISBN Number 13: 9781402210648

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Type: Hardcover

Inscription: Signed by the author

Seller ID: 037828