Additional Resources for Ode to a Drum by Yusef Komunyakaa

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Clytus, Radiclani, ed., Blue Notes: Essays, Interviews, and Commentaries, University of Michigan Press, 2000.

As part of the acclaimed University of Michigan Press's "Poets on Poets" series, this collection includes Komunyakaa's views on music as well as commentaries on his poetics.

Feinstein, Sascha, Jazz Poetry: From the 1920s to the Present, Greenwood Press, 1997.

Covering the entire history of jazz poetry, this book discusses the major poets and jazz musicians who fused poetry with music, along with the movements that they inspired. Komunyakaa has cited many of the figures included in this book as inspirations for his poetry.

Harris, William, The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2000.

Amiri Baraka, aka Leroi Jones, was a strong influence on Komunyakaa and is cited as one of the premier poets to fuse jazz with the written word. This collection was compiled in collaboration with Baraka and is the best place...

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