Michael S. Harper
He has published ten books of poetry, two of which - Dear John, Dear Coltrane (1970) and Images of Kin (1977) - have been nominated for the National Book Award.
A great deal of his poetry is influenced by jazz and history. Many of his poems have been included as important examples of African-American literature and jazz poetry in various anthologies.
Harper often writes about his wife, Shirley (commonly referred to as "Shirl"), their children, and their ancestors, as well as friends and various black historical and cultural figures.
Michael S. Harper Discography Tracks
|R2 72408||Various||Dear John, Dear Coltrane (Previously Unreleased) (as Michael S Harper) Various - In Their Own Voices: A Century Of Recorded Poetry (4xCD, Comp + Box)||Rhino Records (2)||R2 72408||US||1996||Sell This Version|
|PRCD 7278||Various||Dear John, Dear Coltrane Various - Black History In Music Sampler (2xCD, Comp, Promo, Smplr)||Rhino Records (2)||PRCD 7278||US||1998||Sell This Version|
|R2 78012||Various||Dear John, Dear Coltrane and 1 more… Various - Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like The Rivers - Black Poets Read Their Work (2xCD, Comp, RM)||Rhino Word Beat||R2 78012||US||2000||Sell This Version|