Neshoba County Blues
back in 19 hundert +64 done
wrote this oncet lak i been
told ain gawn write no mo
back inda day (19 hundert + 64)
taken my suger 2 tha movies see
a moving picture we ain never
my baby commence a-crine i mean she
went 2 crine tears rollin down her pretty
face moumin drops pourn down her face
goin thay found Andys body murderd inna
First Degree-葉hay god! thay buried him dark
midnight way down mississippi
declare we seen poar Andy in ever paper
inna whole entire country
KLUXERS LYNCH 2
YANKEES + A
shoot!覧-burn down 1/2 tha tree
wuzzing no help
-様ak y no i loved him all alone his self.,.
N nawbuddy else inna dagone world
覧howcome poar Andys dead N yoar still alive lookn
jest lak that poar boy?
now lissen at me baby.. .way back in 64 i
lovedid a female覧sweetest gal in town
but tha White Knights burnd my double
+ his po-ole buddies 2 tha hellatious ground.
About the Author
Willard Gellis is a New York born, Long Island raised, underground poet who began publishing
in the early 1960's and has performed his poetry for more than four decades
in many cities and overseas, logging more than 5,000 gigs, including reading
his poetry at the 2003 annual meeting of the Thomas Wolfe Society in Burlington
Vermont. Gellis has published 31 books, notably an epic cycle of the United
States in the latter half of the 20th centruy. His numerous magazine and journal
publications include the anthology Red, White and Blues
of Iowa Press, 2004). In the 1990's Gellis hosted two literary and performance
public access television shows in the Hamptons. He is responsible for bring
big-city poetry to Long Island, New York.
The writer's books are countercultural--composed in the style of hardcore street
poetry in the idiom of the people. Gellis views his works as a protest against
the violent distortions and injustices of a viciously depraved world founded
on unbridled lust for power and naked greed. Through his many bizarre personae
the sick psyches of the rulers and victims of this insect world are exposed.
The poet's style and invention are unflaggingly, relentlessly plutonic--shining
a halogen light on the new barbarism. These dark works--poetry noir--are devoted
to exposing the new masters and their obedient slaves and hitmen. "All
my work is devoted to the realistic goals of peace and justice."
Gellis holds a doctorate in literature and aesthetics from New York University
and a Master's in British fiction and art from the University of Maryland, and
has taught in various universities. He has also taught special education for
the emotionally and physically disadvantaged in the inner city, country and
suburbs. He served in the army reserves 1955-57. Other biographies may be found
in Who's Who in America and many other registers.
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