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An Apron Full of Beans
Sam Cornish

Cavankerry Press



Contents

• Introduction
• AN APRON FULL OF BEANS
• Pictures of My Mother
• In Mr. Sanders' Barbershop
• BEING IN A BOX IS BETTER THAN DYING LIKE JESUS
• The River Just Keeps On Going
• Fanny Kemble
• Hungry
• In Mr. Turner's Fields
• The Time Is Drawing Near
• Preacher Nat
• Harriet Tubman
• Harriet Tubman Is Moses
• Finding the Railroad with My Feet
• My Father Stole Away
• John Brown
• The Overland Mail
• Woman in a Red Dress
• Harriet Brings Runaways North
• Frederick Douglass
• While Lincoln Is Still Thinking
• Runaway Song
• Age
• Almost Gone
• RIVERS TO CROSS
• Man with the Devil on His Tail 8 Big Boy Leaves Home
• A Photograph or Two
• Apricot Bright and Tan
• Ebony
• My Old Gal My Honey
• Liver Lips
• Workers of the Soil
• Chocolate
• Toomer's Gone
• Sewer
• His Fingers Seem to Sing
• PITCHER OF LEMONADE
• Pitcher of Lemonade
• Uncles
• Deep Chocolate
• Here Comes Sunday Morning
• Have You Heard the Little Presbyterian Children Sing?
• Sooner or Later
• When My Grandmother Died
• Brotherman
• WITH A WORD ON MY LIPS,
I FIGHT
• Since I Have Seen You
• Annals of the Poor
• Mississippi
• Picture of My Grandfather
• Why I Did Not Give My Seat to That White Man in 1932
• A Poem's in His Head Just for You
• The Short Unhappy Teen Years of Dirty Harriet
• Dirty Harriet
• Montgomery
• Sweet Sweetback's Badass Song
• Bigger Thomas Says Some Bad Niggers Is Over Thirty
• I Am My Mother's Daughter
• Young James B.
• THE WORLD OF (SOME OF) OUR FATHERS
• Our Fathers
• All We Have
• They Won't Forget
• Meat
• Eleanor Roosevelt
• Country Gathers Like a Single Person
• The Country Is Draped in Black
• Abide With Me
• Hiroshima My Love
• HOGMEAT
• Some Chitterlings for Joe
• Strong
• The Green Hornet
• The Clean Well Dressed Man
• The Phantom Lady
• Boogie Woogie
• Jackie Robinson
• Mister
• Lady Day
• Sucked His Dick Cut His Throat
• Listen to the Men Like Gloria Did
• Where the Daytime Falls
• What I Don't Have in Spades
• Southland
• Carmen Jones
• We Have Never Loved
• Mama Mine
• Negro Women of the Movies
• Coffin and Digger
• Street Song
• FRANKIE HAS A SONG FOR YOU
• Sinatra
• Pickup on South Street
• Taxi Driver
• Mars Attacks
• THOUSANDS MAKE THE DUST OF AFRICA
• Sweet Song Once in All the World
• The South Was Waiting
• The River the World Knows
• My Lord What a Morning
• Frankie Lou Hamer
• Freedom School
• Bus Boycott
• The Vertical Negro to Mr. Jim Crow
• Lunch
• Tired From Walking But Not Tired Enough to Sit
• Down in That Bus
• That Kind of Preaching
• James Baldwin
• My Brother Is Homemade
• Things of the Street
• Birmingham
• Death of Dr. King
• Brother Poet
• Ray Charles
• Long Hair Thank God Almighty Nappy Hair
• Black Poet Negro No More
• 1976
• For Being There
• Boom Box
• Soldier's Story
• The South Is My Home
• Epilogue
• Elegy
• A PERSONAL GLOSSARY

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