Shiva's Drum

Shiva's Drum

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Departing from simple observations of the people and setting around him - neighbors, friends, and lovers in New York City - Stephen Cramer's Shiva's Drum explores personal and familial relationships set to the rhythms of jazz in an urban landscape. Thoushow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 88 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.8 x 7.6mm | 136.08g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • New.
  • 0252072049
  • 9780252072048

Review quote

"In Shiva's Drum there are poems of sheer beauty - read '1963' and 'Sunday,' for examples - in which language is forced up by passion and blue notes soar. Indeed, a new music rises here, at times plaintive, at other times harsh and discordant, always memorable. In 'What We Do,' a kind of ars poetica, Cramer observes a street drummer: 'These sounds the music wants / to encompass, make its own, / so in the end, you can't tell if he's playing / the drums or if they're playing him.' This is an exciting book." Grace Schulmanshow more

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16 ratings
4.12 out of 5 stars
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4 25% (4)
3 0% (0)
2 12% (2)
1 6% (1)
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