• Read our interview with the eminent Armstrong scholar

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  • Interview with Louis Armstrong biographer Thomas Brothers
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lips Literature

Poetry by Taylor Gorman

LIPS OF ORPHEUS

Orpheus-
that bony black Jazz player
inhales slowly, his aged, tarred lungs
sip the pre-melodic air,
he fingers the cold brass scythe,
prolonging the moment
for his lips to buzz;
and they will, Emily,
they will.
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bend Literature

Poetry by Ben DeMike

Hip Hop Flavored Preachin’

Ya’ll better check your roots
You bunch of brutes
Cause you ain’t got no soul
Respect and you don’t roll
This is rhythm and blues?
Man, I don’t know
Back when we had dancin’ shoes
And things to lose
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