English Faculty Publications

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Spring 1988


Initially published in Southwest Review, Spring 1988, p.154-179.

© Southwest Review 1988, Southern Methodist University



The article presents an essay that finds the relation among jazz, song and poetry. In 1985 Larry Coryell and Emily Remler released an album of guitar duets. Coryell pioneered the "fusion" of jazz and rock styles in the mid-sixties, and has developed that border area ever since. Remler, a more recently risen star, has more closely followed a jazz line of development. The differentiation of the voice of the poem, its discovery of its own potential multiplicity, is a point arrived at, not begun from.



The views expressed in this paper are solely those of the author.