Black Blues and Shiny Songs: Poems. Tommy Scott YOUNG.

Black Blues and Shiny Songs: Poems

Charlotte, NC: Red Clay Books, 1977. First Edition. Octavo (22.5cm); photo-illustrated wrappers; 72pp. A Fine, unread copy.

The Blair, SC native's first book, a collection of poems paying homage to the rich oral tradition of African-American storytelling. Young, a poet, playwright, educator, and sculptor, was founder and director of the Kitani Foundation, which from 1977-1983 was responsible for enabling school children in South Carolina to experience nationally acclaimed performing artists.

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