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Big Bank Take Little Bank: New Cafe Poets, No.1 Paperback – February 1, 1991

ISBN-13: 978-0962784279 ISBN-10: 0962784273 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Series: New cafe poets
  • Paperback: 74 pages
  • Publisher: Nuyorican Poets Cafe Pr; 1st edition (February 1991)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0962784273
  • ISBN-13: 978-0962784279
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.8 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #510,583 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

From Library Journal

You won't find these poems between the covers of The New Yorker ; instead, you'll find them on the streets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago--wherever the heartbeat moves to the speeded-up rhythm of daily urban life. The poems here are more pop-modern than postmodern, more MTV than MLA. It's as though Beatty had found a way to plug in his be-bob mind to the outlet of language and instead of stream of consciousness there pours out a flood of consciousness of a young man growing up in late-20th-century America who sings the culture electric: "where baseball players/ are reborn/ in their prime/ to play in modern day times/ and not only was the ball white/ shoeless Joe Jackson was white/ all the dead white players was white/ taking batting practice in white home uniforms/ under white Iowa clouds" ("Darryl Strawberry Asleep in a Field of Dreams"). This is the first volume in the "New Cafe" series, the publishing arm of the multicultural, multigenerational center for the spoken arts in New York known as the Nuyorican Poets Cafe. Recommended for contemporary poetry collections.
- Thom Tammaro, Moorhead Univ., Minn.
Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Review

Aa Bb Cc...xx Yy And Zzing
And The Fish Jumped Clear Over The Boat
Back To The Community
Belt Buckles
Blur Your Ears
Darryl Strawberry Asleep In A Field Of Dreams
Doggin The Rockman
Ep
Eyes On A Prize Chosen Especially For You
Finally Old Enough To Use The Stove
From The Mysterious Blue Planet
Frontin So Hard You Don't Even Have To Play The Music
Ghostrunners On First And Third
Gription
I Know You Are, But What Am I?
I Luv To Singa
Malibu Yuletide
New York Newsday: Truth, Justice And Vomit
Not A Drop
Princess Cruises
Pyrex
The Revolution Will Be Commercialized
Rollin Chugs
Subtitles
This Side Up
Three Feet High And Rising
A Three Point Shot From Andromeda
Twix. Caramel, Not Peanut Butter
Two Black Men And A Baby On The Way
We Got It Made
Will To Have A Son
Zoobang
-- Table of Poems from Poem Finder®

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