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Calvin Hernton

Medicine Man


A collection of poems in four parts by sociologist, poet, and nonfiction author Calvin Hernton, best known for his work Sex and Racism in America. Divided into ballad poems, blues poems, memories, and other testimonies.

"In the process of making his vision accessible, Hernton peeps his own hold card. Hernton transforms the debris of human existence into a bitter sweet ethos. This alchemy of soul, this discipline of mind, this painfully secured knowledge of self, this willingness to swing low, high, and hard has made Calvin C. Hernton poet, visionary, and medicine man." – Joe Johnson

Soft cover.

Edition: 1976.

Condition: Perfect vintage patina. One bit of handwriting on front endpaper.

Measures ~5.5"x11". 115 pages.