Turn It Up!


Turn It Up! – Music in Poetry From Jazz to Hip-Hop

Edited by Stephen Cramer





An anthology edited by Stephen Cramer

Available now for pre-order!

Advance Praise for Turn It Up!

“The two Venn Diagram circles containing readers of poetry and avid music lovers overlap greatly.  With Turn it Up! Stephen Cramer has assembled a rich and varied anthology, which celebrates that common ground.  Welcome to a delightful, action-packed collection no matter which circle you occupy.” ~ Billy Collins

“This anthology is number one on the charts—the hits keep coming and I can’t stop reading. Blues and rock, jazz and hip-hop—whatever you need to hear, this anthology has it. It’s a book I knew I needed, and a book I surely wanted, but here it is, in all its musical and muscular glory. I can’t help but sing when I pick up this book. Give it to your mother, your sister, your daddy, and your piano teacher. Everyone—poet, musician, fans of all genres—will love this collection of poems lovingly curated and knowingly served up!” ~ Allison Joseph

About the Editor:

Stephen Cramer’s first book of poems, Shiva’s Drum, was selected for the National Poetry Series and published by University of Illinois Press. From the Hip, his third book, follows the history of hip-hop in a series of 56 sonnets. Bone Music, his sixth and most recent collection, won the Louise Bogan Award and was published by Trio House Press. He is the editor of Turn It Up! Music in Poetry from Jazz to Hip-Hop. His work has appeared in journals such as The American Poetry Review, African American Review, The Yale Review, and Harvard Review. An Assistant Poetry Editor at Green Mountains Review, he teaches writing and literature at the University of Vermont and lives with his wife and daughter in Burlington.