Corpus ID: 194694428

Michael Harper's High Modes: The Burden of Metaphor and the Rites of Memory

@inproceedings{Wright2016MichaelHH,
  title={Michael Harper's High Modes: The Burden of Metaphor and the Rites of Memory},
  author={John Wright},
  year={2016}
}
  • John Wright
  • Published 2016
  • Art
  • I bring my gospel of the MuseTo fundamentalists, to nuns,To Gentiles and to Jews.W. H. Auden, On the CircuitI had a dream last night-that I was dead,I had a dream last night-that I was dead,Evil spirits all around my bed.Bessie Smith, Blue Spirit Blues1In 1970, Michael Harper stepped into public view with his first book, Dear John, Dear Coltrane; and the Black Academy of Arts and Letters took notice. In 1972 its Poetry Award went to Harper's second collection, History Is Your Own Heartbeat. The… CONTINUE READING

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