James Emanuel

James Emanuel
Alliance, Nebraska
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James A. Emanuel was born in Alliance, Nebraska. After a series of jobs in his late teens, he served during World War II, partly as secretary to the Army’s first black general, General Benjamin O. Davis Sr. After the war, Emanuel earned his BA from Howard University, his MA from Northwestern, and his PhD in English and comparative literature from C ...
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«&Nbsp;I'M A Jazz Singer,&Nbsp;&Raquo; She Replied
He dug what she said:
bright jellies, smooth marmalade
spread on warm brown bread.
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2.
Emmett Till *
I hear a whistling
Through the water.
Little Emmett
Won't be still.
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3.
For A Depressed Woman
I
My friends do not know.
But what could my friends not know?
About what? What friends?
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4.
A Fool For Evergreen
A little bit of fool in me
Hides behind my inmost tree
And pops into the narrow path
I walk blindfolded by my wrath
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5.
The Treehouse
To every man
His treehouse,
A green splice in the humping years,
Spartan with narrow cot
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Waqas 21 December 2017
Emanuel is far greater poet than Eliot or Frost - for those who want proof, just take a look at some of the best's poems of man, backed up insightful commentary by Alex Sheremet. Needless to say, poems pretty much speak for themselves for all of their excellence! http: //alexsheremet.com/ghettos-death-james-emanuel-poet/
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Yacov Mitchenko 05 December 2009
Emanuel is a very fine poet - the equal of Eliot and Frost. But his better works are not included here: 'For a Farmer', 'Sonnet To A Writer', 'Daniel is Six', and 'To Kill A Morning Spider'. I strongly recommend these poems to readers.
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Yacov Mitchenko 05 December 2009
Emanuel is a very fine poet - the equal of Eliot and Frost. But some of his better works are not included here: 'Sonnet For a Writer', 'For a Farmer', 'Daniel is Six', and 'To Kill a Morning Spider'. I strongly recommend these poems to readers.
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