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Thomas Elias Weatherly

Author's Bio

weatherly was born November 3, 1942 in Scottsboro, Alabama. He is the author of <i>Maumau American Cantos</i>, <i>Thumbprint</i>, <i>Climate/Stream</i> with Ken Bluford, co-editor of <i>Natural Process</i> with Ted Wilentz, and author of <i>short history of the saxophone</i> from The Groundwater Press. His grandparents were Sippie Wallace and Jimmy Rogers, and Hilda Doolittle and Wallace Stevens. </i>

Publications and Prizes

Books:
short history of the saxophone (Groundwater Press, 2006), Thumbprint (Telegraph Books, 1971), Maumau American Cantos (Corinth Books, 1970)
Anthologies:
The Second Set, Volume 2 (Indiana University Press, 2008), Every Goodbye Ain't Gone (University of Alabama Press, 2006), Uplate 2nd ed. (Four Walls Eight Windows Press, 1989), The Poetry of Black America (Harper & Row, 1973), New Black Voices (New American Library, 1972), Natural Process (Hill & Wang, 1970)
Journals:
Exquisite Corpse, Gandhabba, Minetta Review, Whetstone, World

Personal Favorites

Favorite Books:
Historical Manual of English Prosody -George Saintsbury, Collected Poems-HD,Harmonium-Stevens,Collected Poems-Hayden,Elements of Style-Strunk&White, Sleeping Preacher-Julia Kasdorf,Sorrow Dance-Levertov
Favorite Authors:
Tom Campion, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers, Paul Blackburn, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Etheridge Knight, mooncat, Octavia Butler, Craig Strete, HD, Jayne Cortez, Wallace Stevens, Julia Kasdorf, W.B.White, A.B.Guthrie Jr., Oscar Wilde, Cole Porter, Alice Notley, Willie Dixon, Leigh Brackett, C.L.Moore, Robert & Elizabeth Browning, Eugene Richie, Sonia Sanchez, Emily Dickinson, Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller, Andrei Codrescu, Chuck Berry, Katherine Porter, Madeline Tiger, John Ashbery, Wm.J.Harris, Rashi, Rosanne Wasserman, Ted Berrigan, Frank O'Hara, John Wieners, Russell Atkins, Sam Cornish, A.B.Spellman, Rashi, Langston Hughes, Owen Dodson, Albert Einstein, Imagists, ...

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Listing last updated: November 6, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
African American, Jewish
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Scottsboro, AL
Raised in:
Scottsboro, AL

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