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Subject: GHETTOS
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A CRY FROM THE GHETTO, by MORRIS ROSENFELD    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The roaring of the wheels has filled my ears
Last Line: They fight, they fall, they sink into the night.
Subject(s): Ghettos


A GHETTO CATCH, by LELAND DAVIS    Poem Text            
First Line: In forsyth street the peddlers sell you peaches for a
Last Line: In forsyth street where peddlers sell you peaches for a penny!
Subject(s): Ghettos; Markets; Supermarkets


A GHETTO CRADLE-SONG, by PHILIP MAX RASKIN    Poem Text            
First Line: Sleep, my boy, the night is treading
Last Line: Gold--in dreams, in dreams.
Alternate Author Name(s): Raskin, P. M.
Subject(s): Ghettos


ANGLOSAXON STREET, by EARL (EARLE) BIRNEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Dawndrizzle ended, dampness steams from
Last Line: Waiting brief for milkhind, mornstar and worldrise.
Subject(s): Ghettos; Streets; Avenues


BELLY BUTTON, by STUART JOHN DYBEK    Poem Source            
First Line: What was it about the belly button that connected it to the old country?
Last Line: At that knotted opening that promised to lead inward, but never did
Subject(s): Chicago; Cities; Ghettos


CONCENTRATION CAMP BLUES, by HENRY DUMAS                Poet's Biography
First Line: I ain't jokin people, I aint playin around
Subject(s): Ghettos; Jazz; Music & Musicians


CONCENTRATION CAMP BLUES, by HENRY DUMAS    Poem Source             Poet's Biography
First Line: I ain't jokin people, I aint playin around
Last Line: I aint jokin, I got to get outa his camp %cause the man is ready to number us all with a rubber stam
Subject(s): Ghettos; Jazz; Music And Musicians


DEEP, by ODESSA CLEVELAND    Poem Source            
First Line: The writer televises her views
Last Line: As a short as the fire %in a spark
Subject(s): Ghettos; Violence


EVICTIONS, by ROY MCFADDEN    Poem Source            
First Line: Precocious refugee, %between the ghettoes' fires
Last Line: The flame's dilating eye, %eager for holocaust
Subject(s): Ghettos; Refugees


HIS FATHER CARVED UMBRELLA HANDLES, by CHARLES REZNIKOFF    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
Subject(s): Ghettos; Teaching & Teachers; Family Life; Poverty; Despair; Educators; Professors; Relatives


IN AN URBAN SCHOOL, by TOI DERRICOTTE    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: The guard picks dead leaves from plants
Last Line: Was found dead in an empty lot
Subject(s): African Americans Childen; Schools; Ghettos


LETTER TO A GHETTO BOY THREE THOUSAND MILES AWAY, by ANNIE LEE    Poem Source            
First Line: I tried to forget you, boy
Last Line: Love of my innocence, even after I left, flew away like you said and tried to forget
Subject(s): Cities; Ghettos; High School Students; Letters; Teenagers


THE ALTNEUSHUL IN THE OLD PRAGUE GHETTO, by MARGE PIERCY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Craggy lines stoop against a crowded sky
Last Line: Here you slam against the fact and then rejoice
Subject(s): Synagogues; Prague, Czech Republic; Ghettos


THE MELTING POT, by BERTON BRALEY    Poem Text             Poet's Biography
First Line: Bearded old patriarchs, flippant young men
Last Line: Heart of the ghetto on saturday night!
Subject(s): Ghettos; Jews; Poverty; Weariness; Judaism; Fatigue