Conversations with Sterling Plumpp - Literary Conversations Series (Hardback)John Zheng (editor)
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Born in 1940 in Clinton, Mississippi, Plumpp has been living in Chicago since 1962. Home/Bass received the 2014 American Book Award. The finest blues poet of his generation, Plumpp became a model for contemporary poetry and poetics and a leading figure in the tradition of blues/jazz poetry. He continues to reinvent the language while exploring the registers of individual and communal memory, local, national, and global history. His poetry is important in attempts to define the black aesthetic from the era of the Harlem Renaissance to the seminal Black Arts Movement. It is also important for its re-articulation of the Great Migration, especially expressed by blues musicians who left Mississippi for Chicago.
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 467 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm
"This beautiful book of interviews will be an invaluable resource when we discuss Sterling Plumpp's poetry and the blues in my 'Southern Music and Literature' course. This is the book we have all been waiting for, and I am deeply grateful to John Zheng for sharing it with Sterling's many admirers."
--William Ferris, Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and Senior Associate Director of the Center for Study of the American South, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill