Published September 6, 2019

For our show “Furious Flower: A Celebration of the Greats of African American Poetry” Joanne Gabbin, the founder of Furious Flower, joins us in studio along with Lauren Alleyne to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the first academic center devoted to African American poetry in the United States.

The episode features poetry by Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Rita Dove and others who have appeared on With Good Reason. It also features a rich soundtrack by some of the great American Jazz artists. Below is the full soundtrack, and don’t hesitate to comment with your favorites!

You Don’t Know What Love Is – John Coltrane

Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love – Charles Mingus

Song For My Father – Horace Silver

Concierto de Aranjuez – Miles Davis

Little Girl Blue – Hank Jones

Moanin’ – Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

Stolen Moments – Oliver Nelson Septet


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