Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Etheridge Knight-So My Soul Can Sing

Watershed Tapes, February 25, 1986

Introduction by Gwendolyn Brooks
He Paid Me Seven
Wild Negro Bill
Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for Crimminal Insane
He Sees Through Stone
The Idea of Ancestry
A WASP Woman Visits a Black Junkie in Prison
"Beyond this green field"
For Freckie-Faced Gerald
The Warden Said to Me the Other Day
Rehabilitation and Treatment in the Prisons of America
Belly Song
"Frozen Lakes"
Yellow moon rise
Two Hours I've Walked
"Sigh, cry, broken hearted woman"
"Say Mister"
Circling the Daughter
The Sun Came
To the Man Who Sidled Up to Me and Asked, "How Long You in Fer, Buddy?"
On the Yard
To Make a Poem in Prison
My Life, the Quality of Which
For Eric Dolphy
A Poem for Myself (or Blues for a Mississippi Black Boy)
A Poem of Attrition
A Poem for Black Relocation Centers
A Poem for a Certain Lady on Her 33rd Birthday
The Stretching of the Belly
Upon Your Leaving
Feeling Fucked Up
Welcome Back, Mr. Knight, Love of My Life
From the Moment (or Right/at/- The Time)
For Black Poets Who Think of Suicide
A Watts Mother Mourns while Boiling Beans
For Malcolm, a Year After
On the Birth of a Baby / Black / Boy (For Isaac Blackburn Knight)
Birthday Poem
Another Poem for Me, after Recovering from an OD
For Mary Ellen McAnally
Portrait of Mary
I and Your Eyes
Green Grass and Yellow Ballons