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Olio / Tyehimba Jess.

Author/creator Jess, Tyehimba author.
Format Book and Print
EditionFirst edition.
Publication Info Seattle : Wave Books, [2016]
Description235 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Subject(s)
Uniform titlePoems. Selections
Contents Fisk Jubilee Proclamation -- Julius Monroe Trotter submission to The Crisis -- Jubilee Blues -- Blind Tom plays for Confederate troops, 1863 -- General James Bethune and John Bethune introduce Blind Tom -- What marked Tom? -- Mark Twain v. Blind Tom -- Blind Tom plays for a packed house, 1873 -- Millie McKoy & Christine McKoy recall meeting Blind Tom, 1877 -- What the wind, rain, and thunder said to Tom -- General Bethune v. W.C. Handy, 1885 -- Charity on Blind Tom -- Eliza Bethune v. Charity Wiggins -- General Bethune on Blind Tom -- Duet: Blind Boone meets Blind Tom, 1889 -- Blind Tom plays on ... -- Blind Tom: one body, two graves; Brooklyn/Georgia -- Jubilee: Isaac Dickerson (1852-1900) -- Interview: Della Marie Jenkins, RN -- Jubilee: Eliza Walker (1857-?) -- Millie and Christine McKoy -- Millie-Christine: on display -- Millie-Christine are kidnapped -- Millie-Christine's love story -- Millie-Christine buy land -- McKoy twins syncopated star -- step right up -- Jubilee: Ben Holmes (1846-1875) -- Interview: Sam Patterson -- Jubilee: Minnie Tate (1857-?) -- Mirror of slavery -- mirror chicanery -- Pre-face: Berryman-Brown -- Freedsong: dream gone -- Freedsong: dream dawn -- Freedsong: so long! (duet) -- Freedsong: dream long -- Freedsong: of 1850 -- Freedsong: dream wronged -- Freedsong: dream of my son -- Freedsong: dream strong -- Freedsong: of 1876 -- Freedsong: dream song -- Jubilee: George White (1838-1895) -- Interview: John William "Blind" Boone -- Jubilee: Maggie Porter (1853-1942) -- Apparition in C -- Roots of Boone -- Apparition in Eb -- Blind Boone's blessings -- Apparition in F -- Blind Boone's vision -- Apparition in F♯ -- Blind Boone's escape -- Apparition in G -- Blind Boone's rage -- Apparition in Bb -- Blind Boone's pianola blues -- Apparition in C -- Jubilee: Greene Evans (1848-1914) -- Interview: Carmen LeDieux -- Jubilee: Ella Sheppard (1851-1914) -- Bert Williams-George Walker paradox -- The Witmark Amateur Minstrel Guide -- All coons look alike to me 1 -- Coon songs must go!-Coon songs go on (1) -- All coons look alike to me! 2 -- Coon songs must go!-Coon songs go on (2) -- All coons look alike to me! 3 -- Coon songs must go!-Coon songs go on (3) -- Dunbar-Booker double shovel table 2-3-table 2-5 -- Jubilee: Thomas Rutling (1854?-1915) -- Interview: Lottie Joplin, Part 1 -- Jubilee: Jennie Jackson (1852-1910) -- WPA interview: E. Shoe -- My name is Sissieretta Jones -- WPA interview: E. Shoe -- Sissieretta Jones, Carnegie Hall, 1902: O patria mia -- WPA interview: E. Shoe -- Sissieretta Jones: ad libitum -- WPA interview: E. Shoe -- Sissieretta Jones & the Black Patti Troubadours: Forte-Grazioso -- WPA interview: E. Shoe -- Jubilee Indigo -- Interview: Lottie Joplin, Part 2 -- Berlin v. Joplin: Alexander's real slow drag -- Jubilee Mission -- Alabaster hands -- Forever free -- Hagar in the wilderness -- Hiawatha -- The death of Cleopatra -- Indian combat -- Minnehaha -- Colonel Robert Gould Shaw -- Edmonia Lewis: provenance -- We've sung each free day like it's salvation -- Last letter home -- Appendix -- Presenting: The Dunbar-Booker Double Shovel -- Presenting: The Bert Williams/George Walker Paradox -- Step Right Up! Henry "Box" Brown Facing/Evading Slave Capture Dream on ... Duet -- Notes on Jubilee and Syncopated Sonnets -- The Trotter Interviews -- Olio timeline.
Abstract "Part fact, part fiction, Tyehimba Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them, "--Amazon.com.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 228-230).
Genre/formAmerican poetry African American authors.
Genre/formAmerican poetry 21st century.
Genre/formHistory.
Genre/formPoetry.
Genre/formPoetry.
LCCN 2015026171
ISBN9781940696225 (hardcover)
ISBN1940696224 (hardcover)
ISBN9781940696201 (softcover)
ISBN1940696208 (softcover)
Standard identifier# 40025949844

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