We haven’t really explored poetry inspired by Miles Davis around here, but I stumbled upon a poem titled “Miles Davis” by Amanda Garner on Windhover, North Carolina State University’s literary and visual magazine, and decided hers was a nice place to start looking at how the jazz icon influences poets.
Here is a snippet, plus the link to the entire poem.
Miles Davis by Amanda Garner
He came through the waves
of the radio, dropping in
from somewhere above the world,
as if his body took form, covering
the gray coffee stains
on the seat beside me as I drove.
Reaching over, he placed
his hand on top of mine…
LINK to poem