UA Poetry Center
Michael S. Harper reads from across his first four books, all published in the years shortly before this reading: Dear John, Dear Coltrane (1970), History Is Your Own Heartbeat (1971), Song: I Want a Witness (1972), and Debridement (1973). Harper shares poems that delve into the loss of children, racial inequality, and the Vietnam War, mixing them with poems that express his love for his wife and family.
Read by Michael S. Harper.
Brown, Sterling A. The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown. Edited by Michael S. Harper. New York: Harper & Row, 1980.