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Author: KNIGHT, ETHERIDGE
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Knight, Etheridge    Poet's Biography
38 poems available by this author


A POEM FOR BLACK RELOCATION CENTERS    Poem Text    
First Line: Flukum couldn't stand the strain. Flukum
Last Line: The enemy far away on the other side of the sea
Subject(s): African Americans – Military; Negroes; American Blacks


A POEM FOR MYSELF    Poem Text    
First Line: I was born in mississippi
Subject(s): African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


A WASP WOMAN VISITS A BLACK JUNKIE IN PRISON    Poem Text    
First Line: After explanations and regulations, he
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Prisons & Prisoners; Social Classes; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse; Convicts; Caste


ANOTHER POEM FOR ME (AFTER RECOVERING FROM AN O.D.)    Poem Text    
First Line: What now / what now dumb nigger damn near dead
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


AS YOU LEAVE ME    Poem Text    
First Line: Shiny record albums scattered over
Subject(s): Prostitution; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


CIRCLING THE DAUGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: You came / to be / in the month of malcolm
Last Line: You break my eyes with your beauty: / ooo-uu-oo-baby-I love you
Subject(s): Fathers & Daughters


DARK PROPHECY: I SING OF SHINE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: And, yeah, brothers / while white/america sings about the unsink-
Subject(s): African Americans; Disasters; Ships & Shipping; Shipwrecks; Titanic (Ship); Negroes; American Blacks


FEELING FUCKED UP    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Lord she's gone done left me done packed / up and split
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Men; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


FOR BLACK POETS WHO THINK OF SUICIDE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Black poets should live -- not leap
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Suicide


FOR ERIC DOLPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: On flute
Subject(s): Dolphy, Eric (1928-1964); Jazz; Music & Musicians


FOR FRECKLED-FACED GERALD    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Now you take ol rufus. He beat drums
Subject(s): African Americans; Prisons & Prisoners; Youth; Negroes; American Blacks; Convicts


FOR MALCOLM, A YEAR AFTER    Poem Text    
First Line: Compose for red a proper verse
Last Line: But not the anger of that day
Subject(s): African Americans; Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) (1925-1965); Negroes; American Blacks


HAIKU: 1    Poem Text    
First Line: Eastern guard tower
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


HAIKU: 2    Poem Text    
First Line: The piano man
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


HAIKU: 3    Poem Text    
First Line: Morning sun slants cell.
Subject(s): Prisons & Prisoners; Convicts


HAIKU: 4    Poem Text    
First Line: To write a blues song
Subject(s): Song Writing


HAIKU: 5    Poem Text    
First Line: A bare pecan tree
Subject(s): Pecan Trees


HAIKU: 6    Poem Text    
First Line: The falling snow flakes
Subject(s): Snow; Pain; Suffering; Misery


HAIKU: 7    Poem Text    
First Line: Under moon shadows


HAIKU: 8    Poem Text    
First Line: In the august grass


HAIKU: 9    Poem Text    
First Line: Making jazz swing in
Subject(s): Poetry & Poets; Jazz


HARD ROCK RETURNS TO PRISON FROM THE HOSPITAL FOR THE CRIMINAL INSANE    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Hard rock / was / 'known not to take no shit
Subject(s): African Americans; Insanity; Korean War, 1950-1953; Prisons & Prisoners; Surgery; Negroes; American Blacks; Madness; Mental Illness; Convicts


HE PAID ME SEVEN        Recitation by Author


HE SEES THROUGH STONE        Recitation by Author


HE SEES THROUGH STONE    Poem Text    


IT WAS A FUNKY DEAL    Poem Text    
Last Line: It was a funky deal
Subject(s): African Americans; Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) (1925-1965); Negroes; American Blacks


JAZZ DRUMMER       
First Line: Max roach / has fire and steel in his hands
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians; Roach, Max (B. 1924)


MY LIFE, THE QUALITY OF WHICH    Poem Text    
Last Line: But you hav to feel for it
Subject(s): Life; Desperation


ON THE YARD    Poem Text    
First Line: A slim / young fascist
Last Line: Did I / completely
Subject(s): Men


ON WATCHING POLITICIANS PERFORM    Poem Text    
First Line: Hypocrites shed tears
Last Line: With the ante raised
Subject(s): Politics & Government; Funerals; King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929-1968)


TELEVISION SPEAKS    Poem Text    
Last Line: Buy “burgers” and sticky sweets
Subject(s): Television; News


THE BONES OF MY FATHER    Poem Text    
First Line: There are no dry bones
Subject(s): Men


THE IDEA OF ANCESTRY    Poem Text     Recitation
First Line: Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black
Subject(s): African Americans; Ancestors & Ancestry; Fathers; Korean War, 1950-1953; Men; Prayer; Prisons & Prisoners; Negroes; American Blacks; Heritage; Heredity; Convicts


THE SUN CAME    Poem Text    
First Line: The sun came, miss brooks
Subject(s): Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000)


THE VIOLENT SPACE    Poem Text    
First Line: Exchange in greed the ungraceful signs. Thrust
Last Line: But the air cannot stand my singing long
Subject(s): Prostitution; Harlots; Whores; Brothels


WELCOME BACK, MR. KNIGHT: LOVE OF MY LIFE        Recitation
First Line: Welcome back, mr. K: love of my life
Subject(s): Alcoholism & Alcoholics; Men; Drunkards; Alcohol Abuse


WILD NEGRO BILL        Recitation by Author


YOU ARE    Poem Text    
First Line: You are a sunrise
Last Line: You are a sunrise
Subject(s): Love