Yardbird Suite, Side One: 1920-1940
A Biopoem: Fictionalized Accounts of Events Real and Imagined from the Life of Charles Yardbird Parker
Published by: Michigan State University Press
Imprint: Michigan State University Press
Sales Date: 1998-05-31
Yardbird Suite, Side One: 1920-1940 is a marvelous interpretation of instrumental music through poetry. It is described by the author as "a biopoem" containing "fictionalized accounts of events, real and imagined," in the life of the famous jazz musician, Charles "Yardbird" Parker.
Harris, who is better known as a playwright, is the author of numerous plays that have received more than fifty productions nationally. This collection, winner of the annual Naomi Long Madgett Poetry Award, is his first published book of poetry.