The Congo and Other Poems

The Congo and Other Poems

Vachel Lindsay / Nov 19, 2019

The Congo and Other Poems More than works including a number of Lindsay s most popular performance pieces The Congo and The Santa Fe Trail among them reprinted with his own directions for recitation Also included The Jin

  • Title: The Congo and Other Poems
  • Author: Vachel Lindsay
  • ISBN: 9780486272726
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • More than 75 works, including a number of Lindsay s most popular performance pieces, The Congo and The Santa Fe Trail among them, reprinted with his own directions for recitation Also included The Jingo and the Minstrel, subtitled An Argument for the Maintenance of Peace and Goodwill with the Japanese People .

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        Vachel Lindsay was an American poet responsible for pioneering modern singing poetry His most famous work is The Congo which clearly exhibits his focus on sound in his poetry, using onomotopeia to imitate the pounding drums and chants of Congo s indigenous people.


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    1. I have an original print, I believe, or at least a print from the time period he was alive, 1930's if I remember correctly. I need to double check the date. In any case, I love original prints of older books for this reason: it allows a reader to see how the author really intended the layout to be. In the poem 'The Congo,' (which is said to be a racist work, though it isn't- it's more a piece illustrating 'white fascination' with 'the exotic' and foreign qualities of a 'strange' culture), for in [...]


    2. That rhythmic, towering, well-known five star declamatory marvel, The Congo, clearly overshadows the rest of this collection of poetry.The FiremenĀ“s Ball held my interest, with its unusual reference to a cleansing, buddhist fire at its metaphorical center, as did four of the whimsical and wry Moon poems for children (Euclid, The haughty Snail-King, What the Rattlesnake said and What the gambler said), all of which deserve four stars each.There are some interesting verses, rhymes and rhythms sca [...]


    3. The works of Vachel Lindsay are living proof that poetry is made to be read aloud. Just start The Congo and you will find yourself reading it aloud by the end. To read his anti-poetry is to read some soul winning passionate poetry. A real abolitionist.


    4. Lindsay was one of those odd birds who really went to great lengths to revive and rekindle poetry as an oral art, a performance artist well before his time. This is commendable. Poetry, for the thousands of years of its cultivation, has largely, until relatively recently, been an oral art. This is all well and good.But the poems are just terrible! Pedestrian, poorly rhymedI'd rather recite out loud passages from Richard Simmons' diary. A good idea, poorly executed with its content.


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