Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Jazz and Poetry Month : April 2008

Tuesday, June 3, 2008
This year marked a change in our display methods and we have been doing fewer brochures as a result.

Poetry 180
Come find a poem a day given here.

Poetry and Literacy Center
The Library of Congress Site provides abundant links to information about poetry in America. Clearly poetry is alive and well.

Lyrical Legacy

While not all lyrics start out as poems, many poems are treated as lyrics.

Jazz websites

Smithsonian Jazz http://www.smithsonianjazz.org/
National Endowment for the Humanities
The Smithsonian Jazz site celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month (JAM) with features on Ramsey Lewis and Ella Fitzgerald. Information on how to celebrate JAM is also given.
Jazz Institute
of Chicago

Founded in 1969. this site supports jazz activities in the Chicago Area

Jazz Resources at Rutgers
An extensive collection of jazz resources is given here.

Jazz on the Screen
Find out how jazz influence movies.
Digital Library Jazz Collection
Listen and locate jazz recordings at the Library of Congress.

The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz
Ref.ML102.3.J3 N48 2001

Biographical Encyclopedia of Jazz
Ref. ML103.J3 F39 1999


Gershator, Phyllis & David. Summer is Summer PZ8.3.G3235. Sum 2006

Myers, Walter Dean. Jazz PZ8.3.M9954 Jaz 2006

Martin, Bill. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Oversize PZ8.3/M418 Ch1989.

Wilson, Karma. Frog in the Bog. PZ8.3.W6976 On 2003

Hughes, Langston. Dream Keeper and Other Poems. PS3515.U 274 D7 1994
Langston Hughes’ poems are often set to a jazz rhythm. Try reading them aloud for best effect.

Not in library

Clinton, Catherine and Alcorn, Stephen. I Too sing America: Three Centuries of African American Poetry


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