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Author : Tyehimba Jess
ISBN : UOM:39015062585313
Genre : Poetry
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National Poetry Series winner makes compelling poetry from the tumultuous life of blues singer Leadbelly.
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Author : Tyehimba Jess
ISBN : 1940696208
Genre : Music
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With ambitious manipulations of poetic forms, Jess presents the sweat and story behind America s blues, worksongs and church hymns."
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Last Seen

Author : Jacqueline Jones LaMon
ISBN : 9780299282936
Genre : Poetry
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Inspired by actual case histories of long-term missing African American children, this provocative and heartrending collection of poems evokes the experience of what it means to be among the missing in contemporary America. This thought-provoking collection of persona poems looks at absence from the standpoint of the witnesses surrounding the void and offers an intimate depiction of those impossible moments of aftermath lived by those who remain accounted for and present. While enabling us to question our own sense of identity, this unique collection of poems reveals the blurred edges of separation between them and us and the impact that the missing have upon our present and future. Finalist, NAACP Image Awards
Category: Poetry

Blue Front

Author : Martha Collins
ISBN : UOM:39015064913216
Genre : Poetry
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A stunning account of racism, mob violence, and cultural responsibility as rendered by the poet Martha Collins the victim hanged, though not on a tree, this was not the country, they used a steel arch with electric lights, and later a lamppost, this was a modern event, the trees were not involved. --from "Blue Front" Martha Collins's father, as a five-year-old, sold fruit outside the Blue Front Restaurant in Cairo, Illinois, in 1909. What he witnessed there, with 10,000 participants, is shocking. In Blue Front, Collins describes the brutal lynching of a black man and, as an afterthought, a white man, both of them left to the mercilessness of the spectators. The poems patch together an arresting array of evidence--newspaper articles, census data, legal history, postcards, photographs, and Collins's speculations about her father's own experience. The resulting work, part lyric and part narrative, is a bold investigation into hate, mob mentality, culpability, and what it means to be white in a country still haunted by its violently racist history.
Category: Poetry

African American Pride

Author : Tyehimba Jess
ISBN : 0806524987
Genre : Reference
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-There are nearly 35 million African Americans in the U.S. today. This volume gives 101 reasons to be proud of being African American.
Category: Reference

A Face To Meet The Faces

Author : Stacey Lynn Brown
ISBN : 1937378128
Genre : Poetry
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"The literary tradition of persona, of writing poems in voices or from perspectives other than the poet's own, is ancient in origin and contemporary in practice. The embodiment of different voices is a moment of true empathy, as the author moves beyond his or her own margins to fully inhabit the character, personality, and mindset of another human being. While there are a great number of poems written in persona, there are no current anthologies that collect and celebrate the diverse writers who work in this mode today. Stacey Lynn Brown and Oliver de la Paz have selected a superb collection of approximately two hundred persona poems. These poems embody characters from popular culture, history, the Bible, literature, mythology, and their diversity is reflective of the wide range of authors working in this genre. The anthology also contains brief explanatory notes written by the poets to help historicize and contextualize their characters and personae"--
Category: Poetry

Shahid Reads His Own Palm

Author : Reginald Dwayne Betts
ISBN : 1882295811
Genre : Poetry
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Reginald Dwayne Betts sings mournfully, bearing witness within prisoners' cells, pulling readers to walk through a brutal underworld.
Category: Poetry

Fragment Of The Head Of A Queen

Author : Cate Marvin
ISBN : 1932511512
Genre : Poetry
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The second collection from the winner of Kate Tufts Award and 2000 Kathryn A. Morton Prize in Poetry.
Category: Poetry

The Cambridge Companion To American Poetry Since 1945

Author : Jennifer Ashton
ISBN : 9780521766951
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This Companion casts post-1945 American poetry as a coherent literary movement, making the period's most difficult offerings comprehensible and accessible.
Category: Literary Criticism

National Geographic Book Of Animal Poetry

Author : J. Patrick Lewis
ISBN : 9781426310096
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Combines photography with lyrical text celebrating the animal world, in a compilation that includes works by such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction