Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke

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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      Blues singer, preacher, cultural critic, exile, Africadian, high modernist, spoken word artist, Canadian poet—these are but some of the voices of George Elliott Clarke. In a selection of Clarke's best work from his early poetry to his most recent, Blues and Bliss: The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke offers readers an impressive cross-section of those voices. Jon Paul Fiorentino's introduction focuses on this polyphony, his influences—Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, and the canon of literary English from Shakespeare to Yeats—and his “voice throwing,” and shows how the intersections here produce a “troubling” of language. He sketches Clarke's primary interest in the negotiation of cultural space through adherence to and revision of tradition and on the finding of a vernacular that begins in exile, especially exile in relation to African-Canadian communities. In the afterword, Clarke, in an interesting re-spin of Fiorentino's introduction, writes with patented gusto about how his experiences have contributed to multiple sounds and forms in his work. Decrying any grandiose notions of theory, he presents himself as primarily a songwriter.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781554580606. 9781554582341. 9781554586844.
    • Accession Number:
      352540830
    • Accession Number:
      1433762
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    • ABNT:
      CLARKE, G. E.; FIORENTINO, J. P. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008. ISBN 9781554580606. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762. Acesso em: 16 jul. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Clarke GE, Fiorentino JP. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press; 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762. Accessed July 16, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Clarke GE, Fiorentino JP. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Wilfrid Laurier University Press; 2008. Accessed July 16, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762
    • APA:
      Clarke, G. E., & Fiorentino, J. P. (2008). Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Wilfrid Laurier University Press.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Clarke, George Elliott, and Jon Paul Fiorentino. 2008. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Laurier Poetry Series. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762.
    • Harvard:
      Clarke, G. E. and Fiorentino, J. P. (2008) Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press (Laurier Poetry Series). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762 (Accessed: 16 July 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Clarke, GE & Fiorentino, JP 2008, Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke, Laurier Poetry Series, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, Waterloo, Ont, viewed 16 July 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Clarke, George Elliott, and Jon Paul Fiorentino. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Clarke, George Elliott, and Jon Paul Fiorentino. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke. Laurier Poetry Series. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2008. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Clarke GE, Fiorentino JP. Blues and Bliss : The Poetry of George Elliott Clarke [Internet]. Waterloo, Ont: Wilfrid Laurier University Press; 2008 [cited 2020 Jul 16]. (Laurier Poetry Series). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1433762