Rise

Trade Paper – $11.95

ISBN 978-1-882688-26-5
Publication Date
June 2001
Categories
Page Count
94 pages
Trim Size
6 x 9
ISBN
1-882688-26-0

Rise

A. Van Jordan
About the Author
Reviews
"Van Jordan blows a poem the way Coltrane blows a horn, but a little bluer like Miles all mixed up with Robert L. Johnson, and then the philosophy of Mingus weaving it all together. Yes, I rise and sing. We can't get enough." --Joy Harjo
"Jordan's poetry is generous and genuine; truth-telling, compelling--and many a spirit is raised by the strength of his confident voice." --Eleanor Wilner
"In this wonderfully accomplished collection, Jordan provides welcome relief from so much poetry that is morose or mysteriously ironic in spirit. [His] verse has a grace like that of spirited blues, or gospel music. Rise should put him alongside the recent Cave Canem prizewinners as an African-American poet to watch." --Washington Post