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The Vintage Book Of African American Poetry

Author : Michael S. Harper
ISBN : 9780307765130
Genre : Poetry
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In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry, editors Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, struggle, power, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets. From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence Dunbar . . . the rigorous wisdom of Gwendolyn Brooks...the chiseled modernism of Robert Hayden...the extraordinary prosody of Sterling A. Brown...the breathtaking, expansive narratives of Rita Dove...the plaintive rhapsodies of an imprisoned Elderidge Knight . . . The postmodern artistry of Yusef Komunyaka. Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser-known artists whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements--and changed forever our national literature and the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, The Vintage Book of African-American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to students, educators, and all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.
Category: Poetry

African American Poets

Author : Joyce Owens Pettis
ISBN : 031331117X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Seminal poets from major poetry movements are presented in this biocritical dictionary.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Oxford Anthology Of African American Poetry

Author : Arnold Rampersad
ISBN : 9780195125634
Genre : Literary Criticism
File Size : 28.77 MB
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A definitive literary portrait of contrasting visions and styles covers the key issues important to the African-American experience, including poetry on slavery, the South; protest and resistance, music and religion, spirituality, sexuality and love, and the idea of Africa.
Category: Literary Criticism

African American Poets

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : 9781438125657
Genre : African Americans
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of the African American poets Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.
Category: African Americans

African American Poetry Of The Nineteenth Century

Author : Joan R. Sherman
ISBN : 0252062469
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Afro-Americans of the nineteenth century are the invisible poets of our national literature. This anthology brings together 171 poems by 35 poets, from the best known to the unknown, in one volume.
Category: Literary Criticism

Afro American Poets Since 1955

Author : Trudier Harris
ISBN : UOM:49015003019388
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Essays on African-American poets whose works helped to shape a contemporary literature, but also helped to reclaim, recapture, and reshape a culture, through their inventiveness and wisdom and have invigorated Afro-American and American literature in language, style, form, and substance.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Afro Blue

Author : Tony Bolden
ISBN : 0252028740
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In Afro-Blue, Tony Bolden traces the ways innovations in black music and poetry have driven the evolution of a variety of other American vernacular artistic forms. The blues tradition, Bolden demonstrates, plays a key role in the relationship between poetry and vernacular expressive forms. Through an analysis of the formal qualities of black poetry and music, Afro-Blue shows that they function as a form of resistance, affirming the values and style of life that oppose bourgeois morality. Even before the term blues had cultural currency, the inscriptions of style and resistance embodied in the blues tradition were already a prominent feature of black poetics. Bolden delineates this interrelation, examining how poets extend and reshape a variety of other verbal folk forms in the same way as blues musicians play with other musical genres. He identifies three distinct bodies of blues poetics: some poets mimic and riff on oral forms, another group fuse their dedication to vernacular culture with a concern for literary conventions, while still others opt to embody the blues poetics by becoming blues musicians - and some combine elements of all three.
Category: Literary Criticism

African American Poetry

Author : Joan R. Sherman
ISBN : 9780486111452
Genre : Poetry
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Rich selection of 74 poems ranging from religious and moral verse of Phillis Wheatley Peters (ca. 1753–1784) to 20th-century work of Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and Langston Hughes. Introduction.
Category: Poetry


Author : June Jordan
ISBN : 0767918460
Genre : Poetry
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A definitive compilation of African-American poetry captures the voices of the black experience in works by Gwendolyn Brooks, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, James Weldon Johnson, Audre Lorde, Ishmael Reed, and other distinguished writers. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Poetry