Search - List of Books by Michael S. Harper

Michael Steven Harper (born March 18, 1938) is an American poet from Brooklyn who has published ten books of poetry. He earned his B.A. and M.A. from what is now called California State University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa. Two of his collections, "Dear John, Dear Coltrane", from 1970, and "Images of Kin", from 1977, have been nominated for the National Book Award. A great deal of his poetry is influenced by jazz and history. In fact, many of his poems have been included as important examples of African American literature and jazz poetry in various anthologies.

He was also the poet laureate for Rhode Island from 1988 to 1993. Harper currently lives in Barrington, Rhode Island. He is the longest serving professor of English at Brown University, where he continues to teach poetry workshops to undergraduates.

"Harper has created a body of work which, though it has won much respect and admiration, deserves to be far more widely known than it is," wrote Nathan A. Scott in the "Afro-American Poetry" article of the Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics (in 1993). Harper often writes about his wife, Shirley (commonly referred to as "Shirl"), their children, their ancestors, as well as friends and various black historical and cultural figures.

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Total Books: 23
Use Trouble
2009 - Use Trouble [Illinois Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252033506
ISBN-10: 0252033507
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Selected Poems
2005 - Selected Poems (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781900072243
ISBN-10: 1900072246
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Songlines in Michaeltree New and Collected Poems
2002 - Songlines in Michaeltree New and Collected Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252071058
ISBN-10: 0252071050
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Honorable Amendments Poems
1995 - Honorable Amendments Poems [Illinois Poetry Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252021435
ISBN-10: 0252021436
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep  An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945
1994 - Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep an Anthology of Poetry By African Americans Since 1945 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316347105
ISBN-10: 0316347108
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945
Dear John Dear Coltrane Poems
1985 - Dear John Dear Coltrane Poems [Poetry from Illinois] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252011931
ISBN-10: 0252011937
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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HEALING SONG FOR INNER Poems
1985 - Healing Song for Inner Poems (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252010996
ISBN-10: 025201099X
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Images of Kin New and Selected Poems
1977 - Images of Kin New and Selected Poems [An Illini book] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780252006067
ISBN-10: 0252006062
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Nightmare Begins Responsibility
1974 - Nightmare Begins Responsibility (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780252002267
ISBN-10: 0252002261
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History is Your Own Heartbeat
1971 - History Is Your Own Heartbeat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780252001451
ISBN-10: 0252001451
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The Vintage Book of African American Poetry
The VIntage Book of African American Poetry (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780375703003
ISBN-10: 0375703004
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Dear John dear Coltrane
Dear John Dear Coltrane [Pitt poetry series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822931966
ISBN-10: 0822931966
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Song I Want a Witness
Song I Want a Witness (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780822932543
ISBN-10: 0822932547
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Debridement
Debridement (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780945926559
ISBN-10: 0945926553
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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I Do Believe in People Remembrances of W Warren Harper 1915-2004
I Do Believe in People Remembrances of W Warren Harper 1915-2004 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780976974109
ISBN-10: 097697410X
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