TO BREATHE INTO ANOTHER VOICE, a South African anthology of jazz poetry

: Jenkins (M.) ed.

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144pp., paperback, Johannesburg, 2017

 

A collection of poems "that explore the way poets express the influence of jazz in their lives", from Myesha Jenkins' preface

Includes poems by Makhosazana Xaba, Keorapetse Kgositsile, Gary Cummiskey and Myesha Jenkins.

"On our continent, the musicality of poetry is widely recognised. Music accompanying poetic performance is rooted in traditional practice, as is poetry integrated into musical performance. This anthology celebrates and builds on such traditions." Z. Pallo Jordan, former Minister of Arts and Culture

"You'll find everything here in 'To Breathe into another Voice': faithful and fantastical accounts of the jazz life and jazz people as well as reflections on the music as a metaphor for how we live - or, maybe more importantly, how we'd like to live. All you need to do now is to open the covers, start reading, and dance joyously about the architecture." Gwen Ansell, journalist and jazz critic