Sterling Plumpp contrasts the rituals of Africa with African American rituals that have emerged in the twentieth century.
""HornMan"" is a poetry collection dedicated to the legendary musician, Von Freeman.
Ornate with Smoke
Poetry that comes out of the jazz music of African American artists.
Velvet Bebop Kente Cloth
This collection is the third in a trilogy of poetic works created by Sterling Plumpp to allow audiences to explore the language of music articulated through the nuances of jazz, blues, and bebop. The poetry in Velvet Be Bop Kente Cloth utilizes distinct rhythms and a non-conventional use of line and line breaks. It also draws upon the musical innovations established by Charlie Parker, Dizzie Gillispie, and others.