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A Mingus Lullaby
Guernica Editions, Spring 2016
122 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781771830478
ISBN10: 1771830476
$15.00 Canada, $15.00 US

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Charles Mingus, the renowned musician, composer and civil rights activist, claimed to be three people, was married to one of his wives by Ginsberg, and collaborated with such luminaries as Langston Hughes and Joni Mitchell. Twelve of the poems in A Mingus Lullaby explore moments in his life, compositions, performances, or are part of a fictional conversation between Mingus and the author. Themes from his life permeate throughout the collection.
All he wanted was a peaceful silence, a muted echo, the shell of a past self.

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