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The poetry, as well, carries a specific history, even its speech and reference characterize

a path a maintenance a reconfirmation of a certain social consciousness

that is easily related from the natural context of its author's understanding.

 
 

 

Slo' Dance

Poems by Ted Wilson

with an Introduction by Amiri Baraka

Table of Contents

 

vii Introduction . . . by Amiri Baraka
1 Willie The Waiter
13 Culture
14 A Flash
15 Checkin' the Set
17 Padrino
18 Bravo
19 How About?
20 For H.J.
21 A Real Long Look
27 Blues Out/More to Lunch
30 1/22/97-5/5/97
35 Laissez-Faire
38 Rock Steady
39 Cleaner Than the Board of Health
41 Pop
43 For Us/To Us
46 Cheese
49 Shine Continues
51 Journey
52 Sounders
54 Sounders II
55 Mobutu & Zaire
59 A Liberal Report
60 Hollywood
61 Notes from Another Time
64 From the People to Our Youth
66 The Protector
69 Slo' Dance
72 For Fats Waller
73 One/Four Bobby Soul
77 R&B memories
81 Loving Kindness
83 Ask and Ye Shall Receive
85 The Commander
88 All About Max
91 Soul Saving Station
92 Miss Leola
94 Tree Limbs and Autumn Sands
96 Nana
98 Pretty Black Joe
101 Don't Kid Yourself
104 Civilization
105 Flip(ped) Out
106 Reflexions of a Fallen Hero
107 Diallo 41
112 Take It Again 9this time from the top)
 

Source: Ted Wilson. Slo' Dance. Brooklyn, NY: Shamal Books, 2003 / Contact: Shamal Books, GPO Box 16, NYC 10116 (718) 622 4426

 

Ted Wilson, formerly with Pride and Liberator magazines,  is a writer, producer, and promoter, most recently with the Bread Is Rising poetry series in New York City.

A cultural worker since the 1960s Black Liberation/human rights movements, Ted's writings have appeared in several journals: The Black Nation; Black American Literature Forum; Callaloo; NOBO: Journal of African American Thought; and anthologies: Amiri Baraka: The Kaleidoscopic Torch (ed. J.E. Gwynne); In Defense of Mumia (eds. S.E. Anderson, T. Medina); Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing  (eds. L. Jones, L. Neal); New Rain #9: Our Fathers/Ourselves (eds. G. Johnston, M. M'Buzi Moore)].

He also works as a Construction Manager Consultant and Developer currently involved in an effort to develop a Cultural/Arts district in Newark, New Jersey.

Related files:

Acknowledgements 

Amiri Baraka

Celebrating the Release

Louis Reyes Rivera

Slo Dance Reviews       

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Let Loose on the World
Celebrating Amiri Baraka at 75

Edited by Karen D. Taylor and Louis Reyes Rivera

intro by Mumia Abu Jamal 

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