Chorale Summary
Kevin Young (poet)

Everything you need to understand or teach Chorale by Kevin Young (poet).

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Chorale Summary

In his third collection of poetry, Jelly Roll: A Blues (2003), Kevin Young presents the reader with verses drawing first and foremost on the musical genre of the title and also on a wide variety of other historical genres. The titles of the poems themselves are the first indication of his inspirations: “Rhythm & Blues,” “Early Blues,” “Blues,” and “Late Blues” affirm the collection's foundation; “Dixieland,” “Ragtime,” and “Boogie-Woogie” indicate that Young is wandering further...

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