Joans, Ted -- Black Pow Wow [Book]
New York: Hill & Wang, 1969. First Edition. 130pp. Hardcover: FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. A lovely copy.
Ted Joans was an early Beat poet in the Greenwich Village arts scene, contributing to a movement that often overlooked his contributions. His poetry mixes the rhythms of jazz music with "truth bombs", and his live reading performance style anticipated the spoken word movement. Black Pow-Wow is a collection of the best of Joans' early poetry, including such well-known poems as "Jazz Is My Religion," "Passed On Blues: Homage to a Poet," and "The Nice Colored Man."