Bill Harris is playwright, poet, critic, novelist, and Professor of
English at Wayne State University in Detroit. He was formerly
Production Coordinator for Jazzmobile, and the New Federal Theatr...
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Side One: 1920-1940
Yardbird Suite, Side One: 1920-1940 is a marvelous
interpretation of instrumental music through poetry. It is described
by the author as "a biopoem" containing "fictionalized accounts
events, real and imagined," in the life of the famous jazz
Charles "Yardbird" Parker.
Harris, who is better known
as a playwright, is the author of numerous plays that have received
more than fifty productions nationally. This collection, winner of
the annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, is his first published
book of poetry.
85 pp., 6.00" x 9.00", May 1998