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The Resource African American poetry : 250 years of struggle & song, Kevin Young, editor

African American poetry : 250 years of struggle & song, Kevin Young, editor

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African American poetry : 250 years of struggle & song
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African American poetry
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250 years of struggle & song
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Kevin Young, editor
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Across a turbulent history, Black poets created a rich and multifaceted tradition that has been both a reckoning with American realities and an imaginative response to them. One of the great American art forms, African American poetry encompasses many kinds of verse: formal, experimental, vernacular, lyric, and protest. The anthology opens with moving testaments to the power of poetry as a means of self-assertion, as enslaved people voice their passionate resistance to slavery. This volume captures the power and beauty of this diverse tradition and its challenge to American poetry and culture. Here are all the significant movements and currents: the nineteenth-century Francophone poets known as Les Cenelles, the Chicago Renaissance that flourished around Gwendolyn Brooks, the early 1960s Umbra group, and the more recent work of writers affiliated with Cave Canem and the Dark Noise Collective. Here too are poems of singular, hard-to-classify figures: the enslaved potter David Drake, the allusive modernist Melvin B. Tolson, the Cleveland-based experimentalist Russell Atkins. The volume also features biographies of each poet and notes that illuminate cultural references and allusions to historical events-- adapted from dust jacket
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index present
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poetry
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1970-
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Young, Kevin
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The Library of America series
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333
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • Social problems
  • Passive resistance
  • American poetry
  • Poésie américaine
  • Poésie américaine
  • Noirs américains
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • Noirs américains
  • Problèmes sociaux
  • Résistance passive
  • Passive resistance
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • Social problems
  • United States
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
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African American poetry : 250 years of struggle & song, Kevin Young, editor
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Anthology of poems
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 1021-1048) and index
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Contents
  • [Bars Fight]
  • Lucy Terry
  • A Mathematical Problem in Verse
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • To Eliza
  • The Slave's Complaint
  • On hearing of the intention of a gentleman to purchase the Poet's freedom
  • Division of an estate
  • The Art of a Poet
  • George Moses Horton, Myself
  • ONE: BURY ME IN A FREE LAND 1770-1899. On imagination
  • George Moses Horton
  • An Appeal to Woman
  • The Grave of the Slave
  • Sarah Louisa Forten
  • Concatination [Selected Pottery Verses, 1834-1862]
  • David Drake
  • The Natives of America
  • Reflections
  • Ann Plato
  • Armand Lanusse: Epigram
  • On Recollection
  • Camille Thierry Ideas
  • Pierre Dalcour: Verse Written in the Album of Mademoiselle _____
  • Victor-Ernest Rillieux: Love and Devotion
  • Les Cenelles
  • America
  • To Cinque
  • James M. Whitfield
  • Hope and Confidence
  • Charles L. Reason
  • A Life-Day
  • On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770
  • George B. Vashon
  • The Emigrant
  • Benjamin Clark
  • Song for the First of August
  • James Madison Bell
  • A June Song
  • A Parting Hymn
  • In the earnest path of duty
  • Charlotte Forten Grimké
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture
  • To S. M. a young African Painter, on seeing his Works
  • Self-Mastery
  • Henrietta Cordelia Ray
  • from The Rape of Florida
  • A Question
  • Albery A. Whitman
  • The Slave Mother
  • Bury Me in a Free Land
  • Learning to Read
  • A Double Standard
  • Songs for the People
  • To His Excellency General Washington
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, Ethiopian Poetess, in Boston
  • Jupiter Hammon
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • James D. Corrothers
  • A Prayer
  • And What Shall You Say?
  • Supplication
  • A Woman at Her Husband's Grave
  • Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.
  • Dr. Booker T. Washington to the National Negro Business League
  • Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr.
  • A Litany at Atlanta
  • TWO: LIFT EVERY VOICE 1900-1918. The House of Falling Leaves
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • We Wear the Mask
  • A Negro Love Song
  • When Malindy Sings
  • When de Co'n Pone's Hot
  • An Ante-Bellum Sermon
  • Sympathy
  • A Death Song
  • Compensation
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • William Stanley Braithwaite
  • Violets
  • I Sit and Sew
  • The Proletariat Speaks
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson
  • The Black Finger
  • A Mona Lisa
  • El Beso
  • You
  • Rosabel
  • The Eyes of My Regret
  • Driftwood
  • Trees
  • Tenebris
  • Grass Fingers
  • To Keep the Memory of Charlotte Forten Grimké
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • Wooing
  • A Spade Is Just a Spade
  • Here and Hereafter
  • Walter Everette Hawkins
  • Retrospect
  • Olivia Ward Bush
  • Josephine D. Heard
  • When I Die
  • The Lonely Mother
  • Who Is That A-Walking in the Corn?
  • from African Nights
  • Fenton Johnson
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Sence You Went Away
  • O Black and Unknown Bards
  • My City
  • America
  • Go Down Death
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • from The Fledgling Poet and the Poetry Society
  • George R. Margetson
  • Ode to the Sun
  • Eloise Bibb Thompson
  • To a Little Colored Boy
  • Priscilla Jane Thompson
  • The New Negro
  • Lucian B. Watkins
  • Character or Color--Which?
  • Late Mother
  • Carrie Williams Clifford
  • Dirge for a Free Spirit
  • Helene Johnson
  • Jamaica Market
  • Agnes Maxwell-Hall
  • Christmas in de Air
  • The Harlem Dancer
  • Harlem Shadows
  • If We Must Die
  • On Broadway
  • The Tropics in New York
  • The Lynching
  • I Build America
  • America
  • My Mother
  • "The white man is a tiger at my throat"
  • Claude McKay
  • Man and Maid
  • Myra Estelle Morris
  • Shadow
  • Richard Bruce Nugent
  • Requiem
  • This Is My Vow
  • Epitaph
  • Lucia Mae Pitts
  • October Prayer
  • Flag Salute
  • Esther Popel
  • Black and Blue
  • The Tree of Hope
  • Andy Razaf
  • At the Carnival
  • White Things
  • Sybil Warns Her Sister
  • Gwendolyn B. Bennett
  • Anne Spencer
  • Five Vignettes
  • Her Lips Are Copper Wire
  • from Cane
  • from Essentials
  • Be with Me
  • Jean Toomer
  • The Return
  • A Black Man Talks of Reaping
  • Southern Mansion
  • The Day-breakers
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Ma Rainey
  • THREE: THE DARK TOWER 1919-1936. Japanese Hokku
  • Old Lem
  • Slim Greer
  • Strange Legacies
  • Southern Cop
  • To a Certain Lady, in Her Garden
  • Let Us Suppose
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Portraiture
  • Black Baby
  • Impressions from a Family Album
  • Negro Woman
  • Coveted Epitaph
  • Denial
  • Idle Wonder
  • Anita Scott Coleman
  • Longings
  • Goal
  • Farewell
  • Having Had You
  • Four Poems--After the Japanese
  • For a New Mother
  • Effigy
  • I Look at Death
  • Mae V. Cowdery
  • Yet Do I Marvel
  • Incident
  • Tableau
  • Saturday's Child
  • Heritage
  • from Epitaphs
  • From the Dark Tower
  • Uncle Jim
  • Lewis Grandison Alexander
  • Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song
  • Countee Cullen
  • No Images
  • Nineteen-twenty-nine
  • My Lord, What a Morning
  • Down-Home Boy
  • Carry Me Back
  • Waring Cuney
  • The Mask
  • Solace
  • Heritage
  • Clarissa Scott Delany
  • Dead Fires
  • La Vie C'est la vie
  • Oblivion
  • Jessie Redmon Fauset
  • My Last Name
  • Nicolás Guillén
  • Notes Found Near a Suicide
  • Frank Horne
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • Lines written at the Grave of Alexander Dumas
  • The Weary Blues
  • Mother to son
  • Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret
  • Beale Street Love
  • Cross
  • Personal
  • Midwinter Blues
  • Bound No'th Blues
  • Dream Variations
  • I, Too
  • Fantasy
  • Song for a Dark Girl
  • Let America be America Again
  • from Montage of a Dream Deferred
  • Madam and the Rent Man
  • from Ask Your Mama
  • Langston Hughes
  • The Singer
  • The Maestro
  • Eva A. Jessye
  • The Heart of a Woman
  • To a Dark Girl
  • Cosmopolite
  • Black Woman
  • Old Black Men
  • Common Dust
  • I Want to Die While You Love Me
  • Interracial
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
  • Poem
  • Invocation
  • Russell Atkins
  • from A Street in Bronzeville
  • Beverly Hills, Chicago
  • The Bean Eater
  • We Real Cool
  • A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon
  • The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till
  • The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock
  • The Lovers of the Poor
  • Malcolm X
  • FOUR: BALLADS OF REMEMBRANCE 1936-1959. To Satch (American Gothic)
  • The Second Sermon on the Warpland
  • Paul Robeson
  • The Life of Lincoln West
  • The Boy Died in My Alley
  • Infirm
  • I Am a Black
  • An Old Black Woman, Homeless, and Indistinct
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • To Julia de Burgos
  • Ay, Ay, Ay of the Kinky-Haired Negress
  • Nat Turner or Let Him Come
  • Poem of the Unborn Child
  • Farewell in Welfare Island
  • The Sun in Welfare Island
  • Julia de Burgos
  • The Small Bells of Benin
  • Etta Moten's Attic
  • Margaret Danner
  • from Ebony Under Granite
  • Mojo Mike's Beer Garden
  • Four Glimpses of Night
  • If the Stars Should Fall
  • Frank Marshall Davis
  • Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One
  • The Morning Duke Ellington Praised the Lord and Six Little Black Davids Tapped Danced Unto
  • Owen Dodson
  • Those Winter Sundays
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Middle Passage
  • Runagate Runagate
  • A Letter from Phillis Wheatley
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Samuel Allen
  • [American Journal]
  • Robert Hayden
  • The Truth
  • Jazz Is My Religion
  • The Nice Colored Man
  • Ted Joans
  • Hawk Lawler: Chorus
  • I, Too, Know What I Am Not
  • Would You Wear My Eyes?
  • War Memoir
  • Narrative
  • Walking Parker Home
  • Crootey Songo
  • Heavy Water Blues
  • Blues for Hal Waters
  • Oregon
  • Bob Kaufman
  • from Dark Testament
  • Prophecy
  • Pauli Murray
  • A Private Letter to Brazil
  • Night and a Distant Church
  • Review from Staten Island
  • Man White, Brown Girl and All That Jazz
  • Gloria C. Oden
  • Young Poet
  • Myron O'Higgins
  • Harlem Dawn
  • A Definition
  • Jean-Jaques
  • Oliver Pitcher
  • Booker T. and W.E.B.
  • It's Here in The
  • An Answer to Lerone Bennett's Questionnaire On a Name for Black Americans
  • A Poet Is Not a Jukebox
  • Dudley Randall
  • Ballad of American Mores
  • Face of Poverty
  • Lucy E. Smith
  • Dark Symphony
  • from Harlem Gallery, Book I: The Curator
  • Melvin B. Tolson
  • For My People
  • Spyrytual
  • Molly Means
  • October Journey
  • Margaret Walker
  • Between the World and Me
  • Selected Haiku
  • Richard Wright
  • Three Modes of History and Culture
  • A Litany for Survival
  • Power
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • Inheritance--His
  • Audre Lorde
  • But He Was Cool
  • Don't Cry, Scream
  • Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee)
  • Swallow the Lake
  • Hair
  • SOS
  • Clarence Major
  • Malcolm X--An Autobiography
  • Don't Say Goodbye to the Porkpie Hat
  • Larry Neal
  • 26 Ways of Looking at a Black Man
  • Raymond R. Patterson
  • Howlin Wolf
  • Big Maybelle
  • Sterling D. Plumpp
  • From Where the Blues? ; "WE NEED" ; " ; Metagnomy
  • Black Art
  • N. H. Pritchard
  • Beware: Do Not Read This Poem
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar in the Tenderloin
  • The Reactionary Poet
  • Ishmael Reed
  • sonnet
  • poll
  • the poor houses
  • othello jones dresses for dinner
  • American Jazz Quartet
  • Why's 12
  • Ed Roberson
  • how i got ovah
  • Carolyn Rodgers
  • for our lady
  • A Poem for My Father
  • A poem for my brother
  • from Philadelphia: Spring, 1985
  • haiku (for Osage ave and Doorknop)
  • haiku (for mungu and morani and the children of soweto)
  • two haiku (for Clarence H. Watson and The Count)
  • Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)
  • tanka (for papa Joe Jones who used to toss me up to the sky)
  • haiku (for domestic workers in the african diaspora)
  • haiku ("man. you write me so")
  • tanka ("like dark old men the")
  • haiku ("like ermine when i")
  • haiku ("i want to make you")
  • blues
  • Song No. 2
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Whitey on the Moon
  • King: April 4, 1968
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • Home Is Where the Hatred Is
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • After Vallejo
  • A. B. Spellman
  • Inauguration
  • Song
  • Lorenzo Thomas
  • One for Charlie Mingus
  • Poem for My Father
  • Gerald Barrax
  • After Hearing a Radio Announcement: A Comment on Some Conditions
  • Quincy Troupe
  • A Far Cry from Africa
  • Codicil
  • Blues
  • from The Schooner Flight
  • Sea Canes
  • Volcano
  • Easter
  • from Omeros: Chapter VIII
  • Blues
  • Derek Walcott
  • Women
  • Alice Walker
  • blues for franks wooten
  • from Maumau American Cantos: Canto 4
  • Tom Weatherly
  • How Stars Start
  • Dance of the Infidels
  • Boogie with O.O. Gabugah
  • The Old O.O. Blues
  • All God's Chillun
  • A Poem for Players
  • Al Young
  • The White River
  • FIVE: IDEAS OF ANCESTRY 1959-1975. Still I Rise
  • Sam Lord
  • Kamau Brathwaite
  • "in the inner city"
  • miss rosie
  • good times
  • admonitions
  • "being property once myself"
  • the lost baby poem
  • from some jesus
  • cutting greens
  • Phenomenal Woman
  • homage to my hips
  • "the light that came to lucille clifton"
  • jasper texas 1998
  • why some people be mad at me sometimes
  • "i am accused of tending to the past"
  • Jump Rope Rhymes (transcribed)
  • study the masters
  • to my last period
  • wishes for sons
  • "surely i am able to write poems"
  • Maya Angelou
  • "won't you celebrate with me"
  • Lucille Clifton
  • How Long Has Trane Been Gone
  • Orisha
  • Rape
  • Jazz Fan Looks Back
  • Jayne Cortez
  • Son of Msippi
  • Black Star Line
  • Outer Space Blues
  • Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
  • Henry Dumas
  • I Am a Black Woman
  • Mari Evans
  • I Would Be for You Rain
  • Sarah Webster Fabio
  • High on the Hog
  • Julia Fields
  • Black Power
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • For Saundra
  • Look for You Yesterday, Here You Come Today
  • Ego Tripping
  • A Poem for Carol
  • Legacies
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • American History
  • Dear John, Dear Coltrane
  • Nightmare Begins Responsibility
  • Reuben, Reuben
  • Tongue-Tied in Black and White
  • Last Affair: Bessie's Blues Song
  • Notes for a Speech
  • The Love Letters of Helen Pitts Douglass
  • Michael S. Harper
  • Do Nothing till You Hear from Me
  • A Coltrane Memorial
  • David Henderson
  • Medicine Man
  • Calvin Hernton
  • What Would I Do White?
  • These Poems
  • I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies
  • The Liar
  • Poem about My Rights
  • Poem for Haruko
  • June Jordan
  • Blues for Some Literary Friends & Myself
  • For Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • Keorapetse Kgositsile
  • A Poem for Myself
  • The Idea of Ancestry
  • The Bones of My Father
  • Haiku
  • Short Speech to My Friends
  • For Freckle-Faced Gerald
  • The Violent Space
  • Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
  • For Eric Dolphy
  • Feeling Fucked Up
  • Etheridge Knight
  • On Being Head of the English Department
  • PInkie Gordon Lane
  • Coal
  • Revolution Is One Form of Social Change
  • George Barlow
  • Anodyne
  • Ode to the Maggot
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Falso Brilhante
  • Song of the Andoumboulou: 31
  • Nathaniel Mackey
  • Gra'ma
  • Try to Understand Papa
  • Throwing Stones at the All White Pool
  • Fade to Black
  • Soul Make a Path Through Shouting
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • Life in a Sterile Environment: A Case Study
  • The Day before Kindergarten: Taluca, Alabama, 1959
  • A Reconsideration of the Blackbird
  • An Anointing
  • Poem for My Mothers and Other Makers of Asafetida
  • The Lynching
  • Thylias Moss
  • from Muse & Drudge
  • from Sleeping with the Dictionary
  • Sally Hemings to Thomas Jefferson
  • Harryette Mullen
  • A Strange Beautiful Woman
  • Sleepless Nights
  • Lonely Eagles
  • Star-Fix
  • from Fortune's Bones
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • How I Became the Blues
  • Brenda Marie Osbey
  • The Broken English Dream
  • Cyrus Cassells
  • Pedro Pietri
  • The Black Back-Ups
  • Kate Rushin
  • All the Way Home
  • from Dreamer
  • Primus St. John
  • Trying for Fire
  • Tim Seibles
  • from for colored girls who have considered suicide
  • when the rainbow is enuf
  • from Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra
  • Ntozake Shange
  • Building Nicole's Mama
  • Don't Drink the Water
  • Patricia Smith
  • from Free!
  • Sekou Sundiata
  • Inside the Blues Whale
  • Scrapple
  • Washing the car with My Father
  • John Henry Sleeping in High Grass
  • Barbara Chase-Riboud
  • Afaa Michael Weaver
  • from Letters to a New England Negro
  • Sherley Anne Williams
  • What It Means to Be Dark
  • Mastectomy
  • from American Sonnets
  • Wanda Coleman
  • SIX: BLUE LIGHT SUTRAS 1976-1989. Twenty-Year Marriage
  • Harriet in the Promised Land
  • Sam Cornish
  • Blackbottom
  • The Weakness
  • On the Turning Up of Unidentified Black Female Corpses
  • Black Boys Play the Classics
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Leaving Eden
  • from The Arcanum Poems
  • Father
  • I Can't Get Started
  • Ralph Dickey
  • Tour Guide: La Maison des Esclaves
  • Turning Forty in the 90's
  • Wednesday Mourning
  • Heartbeats
  • Melvin Dixon
  • The House Slave
  • David Walker (1785-1830)
  • Adolescence--II
  • Banneker
  • Two Brothers
  • from Thomas and Beulah
  • Canary
  • The Return of Lieutenant James Reese Europe
  • Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Cocoanut Grove
  • from Sonata Mulattica
  • Rita Dove
  • The Dance
  • The Supremes
  • from Brutal Imagination
  • Cornelius Eady
  • The Good Shepherd: Atlanta, 1981
  • Brown Girl Levitation, 1962-1989
  • Concerto no. 7: Condoleezza [working out] at the Watergate
  • Nikky Finney
  • Some Pieces
  • Hand Me Down Blues
  • Dark Mirror
  • Calvin Forbes
  • This Bridge Across
  • Time with Stevie Wonder in It
  • Chris Gilbert: An Improvisation
  • AI
  • Christopher Gilbert
  • Vernacular Examples
  • Palaver
  • Sotto Voce
  • C. S. Giscombe
  • For My Mother (May I Inherit Half Her Strength)
  • For Claude McKay
  • Lorna Goodison
  • Goldsboro Narrative #4: My father's Viet Nam tour near over
  • Goldsboro Narrative #28
  • from Haiti
  • Goldsboro Narrative #33
  • Goldsboro Narrative #7
  • Annual Visit of the Quiet, Unmarried Son
  • Forrest Hamer
  • Heavy Corners
  • Civil Servant
  • For My Own Protection
  • Essex Hemphill
  • "C"ing in Colors: Blue
  • Safiya Henderson-Holmes
  • Will Alexander
  • Surplus Future Imperfect
  • Woman, with wings
  • Should you find me
  • Erica Hunt
  • Deep Song
  • Gayl Jones
  • i done got so thirsty that my mouth waters at the thought of rain
  • Patricia Spears Jones
  • Fragments from the Diary of Amelie Patiné, Quadroon, Mistress of Monsieur Jacques R _____
  • Sybil Kein
  • Titta
  • from The Women of Plums
  • Dolores Kendrick
  • Annabelle
  • More Girl Than Boy
  • Letter to Bob Kaufman
  • Blue Light Lounge Sutra for the Performance Poets at Harold Park Hotel
  • February in Sydney
  • from Dien Cai Dau
  • Venus's-flytraps
  • My Father's Love Letters
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • On Confessionalism
  • John Murillo
  • Written by Himself
  • Raisin
  • Gregory Pardlo
  • Bembé-Faced
  • Arroz con Son y Clave
  • Willie Perdomo
  • Blue
  • Cotillion
  • loose strife
  • A Great Noise
  • Speak Low
  • Carl Phillips
  • I want to not have to write another word about who cops keep killing
  • Khadijah Queen
  • from Citizen: An American Lyric
  • Claudia Rankine
  • The Difficult Music
  • The Lucky One
  • Hesitation Theory
  • Doug Flutie's 1984 Orange Bowl Hail Mary as Water into Fire
  • My Mother Was No White Dove
  • Reginald Shepherd
  • from The Lost Letters of Frederick Douglass
  • statistical haiku (or, how do they discount us? let me count the ways)
  • ode to my blackness
  • Evie Shockley
  • Don't You Wonder, Sometimes?
  • The Universe Is a House Party
  • Declaration
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • Quan Barry
  • Offering
  • Snow
  • Sharan Strange
  • Ode to Gentrification
  • Samantha Thornhill
  • Flounder
  • Drapery Factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Graveyard Blues
  • Pilgrimage
  • Miscegenation
  • Verbal Mugging
  • Incident
  • Natasha Trethewey
  • Strip
  • RR Lyrae: Matter
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  • Wind Talker
  • Work Ethic
  • Frank X. Walker
  • Dissidence
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Paul Beatty
  • Anthony Walton
  • "The reeds shook. A wide flat ass cradled in leather pants. This"
  • Simone White
  • Amethyst Rocks
  • Saul Williams
  • Money Road
  • Kevin Young
  • Prayer of the Backhanded
  • Bullet Points
  • 'N'em
  • Another Elegy
  • SEVEN: PRAISE SONGS FOR THE DAY 1990-2008. Blue
  • The Tradition
  • Jericho Brown
  • A Balance of Blues & Angels
  • Darrell Burton
  • nap-i-ness
  • Kyle Dargan
  • Natural
  • Black Funk
  • Kwame Dawes
  • Wednesday Poem
  • The New Religion
  • Joel Dias-Porter
  • Frequently Asked Questions #10
  • Camille Dungy
  • View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Sugar and Brine: Ella's Understanding
  • Salt
  • Vievee Francis
  • burial
  • A Small Needful Fact
  • Chris Abani
  • Ross Gay
  • Santa Ana of Grocery Carts
  • Teeth
  • Ode to the Little "r"
  • Aracelis Girmay
  • Seeing the Body
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  • Black Mary Integrates the School House
  • Duriel E. Harris
  • Touch
  • The Venus Hottentot
  • Satchmo Returns to New Orleans
  • The Golden Shovel
  • Carp Poem
  • Terrance Hayes
  • How to Listen
  • Euphoria
  • Ferguson
  • Major Jackson
  • The Gospel of Barbecue
  • Honorée Fannone Jeffers
  • Nineteen
  • Charity on Blind Tom
  • General Bethune on Blind Tom
  • Blind Boone's Vision
  • Minnehaha
  • Tyehimba Jess
  • Jesse Owens, 1963
  • Rope
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Thirty Lines About the Fro
  • My Father's Kites
  • Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder
  • Allison Joseph
  • Drop it Like It's Hottentot Venus
  • Douglas Kearney
  • Language, Knowledge, a Teeming River of Implications
  • Texts, Context, a Fear of Contamination
  • John Keene
  • Hostage
  • Danielle Legros Georges
  • Plantation
  • from Voyage of the Sable Venus
  • Ars Poetica #100: I Believe
  • "Lucy Terry Prince Prepares for Her Marriage"
  • Robin Coste Lewis
  • Ode to the Diasporican
  • Mariposa
  • from Good Stock Strange Blood
  • Dawn Lundy Martin
  • from The Big Smoke
  • Robot Music
  • Adrian Matejka
  • What the Oracle Said
  • Praise Song for the Day
  • Shara mcCallum
  • The Keepin' It Real Awards
  • Tony Medina
  • Blackout 1977
  • Tracie Morris
  • gayl jones
  • cecil taylor
  • johnny cash
  • I ran from it but was still in it
  • Fred Moten
  • A Postmodern Two-Step
  • Reginald Dwayne Betts
  • upon viewing the death of basquiat
  • Mahogany L. Browne
  • Massa's House
  • Dominique Christina
  • Nashville
  • Tiana Clark
  • Dear _____,
  • DéLana R. A. Dameron
  • EIGHT: AFTER THE HURRICANE 2009-2020. How Can Black People Write about Flowers at a Time Like This
  • My First Black Nature Poem(TM)
  • LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
  • I saw Emmett Till this week at the grocery store
  • Eve L. Ewing
  • Aunt Flo and Uncle Phineas
  • Sean Hill
  • (Afterward) One Corner More, Notes on a Letter to the Singer Abbey Lincoln from Her Lover, Abraham Lincoln
  • Harmony Holiday
  • After the Hurricane
  • Ishion Hutchinson
  • Hanif Abdurraqib
  • Kansas
  • Gary Jackson
  • Kudzu
  • Saeed Jones
  • The moon rose over the bay. I had a lot of feelings
  • Donika Kelly
  • One Country
  • Rickey Laurentiis
  • Still When I Picture It the Face of God Is a White Man's Face
  • Shane McCrae
  • La Negra Takes Medusa to the Hair Salon
  • Closer
  • Anis Mojgani
  • #sayhername
  • Aja Monet
  • The President's Wife
  • Morgan Parker
  • Violins
  • Rowan Ricardo Phillips
  • History
  • Camille Rankine
  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Black Can Sleep
  • Justin Phillip Reed
  • Children Listen
  • Roger Reeves
  • Why Is We Americans
  • Alison C. Rollins
  • Object Permanence
  • Nicole Sealey
  • Gnawa Boy, Marrakesh, 1968
  • Charif Shanahan
  • Cento Between the Ending and the End
  • Fisherman's Daughter
  • Safiya Sinclair
  • dinosaurs in the hood
  • Danez Smith
  • Your National Anthem
  • Clint Smith
  • Prayer
  • Phillip B. Williams
  • Ode to Herb Kent
  • Jamila Woods
  • Cameron Awkward-Rich
  • America Will Be
  • Joshua Bennett
Control code
1192356702
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
lx, 1110 pages
Isbn
9781598536669
Lccn
2019954344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
System control number
(OCoLC)1192356702
Label
African American poetry : 250 years of struggle & song, Kevin Young, editor
Publication
Copyright
Note
Anthology of poems
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1021-1048) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • [Bars Fight]
  • Lucy Terry
  • A Mathematical Problem in Verse
  • Benjamin Banneker
  • To Eliza
  • The Slave's Complaint
  • On hearing of the intention of a gentleman to purchase the Poet's freedom
  • Division of an estate
  • The Art of a Poet
  • George Moses Horton, Myself
  • ONE: BURY ME IN A FREE LAND 1770-1899. On imagination
  • George Moses Horton
  • An Appeal to Woman
  • The Grave of the Slave
  • Sarah Louisa Forten
  • Concatination [Selected Pottery Verses, 1834-1862]
  • David Drake
  • The Natives of America
  • Reflections
  • Ann Plato
  • Armand Lanusse: Epigram
  • On Recollection
  • Camille Thierry Ideas
  • Pierre Dalcour: Verse Written in the Album of Mademoiselle _____
  • Victor-Ernest Rillieux: Love and Devotion
  • Les Cenelles
  • America
  • To Cinque
  • James M. Whitfield
  • Hope and Confidence
  • Charles L. Reason
  • A Life-Day
  • On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield. 1770
  • George B. Vashon
  • The Emigrant
  • Benjamin Clark
  • Song for the First of August
  • James Madison Bell
  • A June Song
  • A Parting Hymn
  • In the earnest path of duty
  • Charlotte Forten Grimké
  • Toussaint L'Ouverture
  • To S. M. a young African Painter, on seeing his Works
  • Self-Mastery
  • Henrietta Cordelia Ray
  • from The Rape of Florida
  • A Question
  • Albery A. Whitman
  • The Slave Mother
  • Bury Me in a Free Land
  • Learning to Read
  • A Double Standard
  • Songs for the People
  • To His Excellency General Washington
  • Frances Ellen Watkins Harper
  • Phillis Wheatley
  • An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, Ethiopian Poetess, in Boston
  • Jupiter Hammon
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • James D. Corrothers
  • A Prayer
  • And What Shall You Say?
  • Supplication
  • A Woman at Her Husband's Grave
  • Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr.
  • Dr. Booker T. Washington to the National Negro Business League
  • Joseph Seamon Cotter, Sr.
  • A Litany at Atlanta
  • TWO: LIFT EVERY VOICE 1900-1918. The House of Falling Leaves
  • W. E. B. Du Bois
  • We Wear the Mask
  • A Negro Love Song
  • When Malindy Sings
  • When de Co'n Pone's Hot
  • An Ante-Bellum Sermon
  • Sympathy
  • A Death Song
  • Compensation
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • William Stanley Braithwaite
  • Violets
  • I Sit and Sew
  • The Proletariat Speaks
  • Alice Dunbar-Nelson
  • The Black Finger
  • A Mona Lisa
  • El Beso
  • You
  • Rosabel
  • The Eyes of My Regret
  • Driftwood
  • Trees
  • Tenebris
  • Grass Fingers
  • To Keep the Memory of Charlotte Forten Grimké
  • Angelina Weld Grimké
  • Wooing
  • A Spade Is Just a Spade
  • Here and Hereafter
  • Walter Everette Hawkins
  • Retrospect
  • Olivia Ward Bush
  • Josephine D. Heard
  • When I Die
  • The Lonely Mother
  • Who Is That A-Walking in the Corn?
  • from African Nights
  • Fenton Johnson
  • Lift Every Voice and Sing
  • Sence You Went Away
  • O Black and Unknown Bards
  • My City
  • America
  • Go Down Death
  • James Weldon Johnson
  • from The Fledgling Poet and the Poetry Society
  • George R. Margetson
  • Ode to the Sun
  • Eloise Bibb Thompson
  • To a Little Colored Boy
  • Priscilla Jane Thompson
  • The New Negro
  • Lucian B. Watkins
  • Character or Color--Which?
  • Late Mother
  • Carrie Williams Clifford
  • Dirge for a Free Spirit
  • Helene Johnson
  • Jamaica Market
  • Agnes Maxwell-Hall
  • Christmas in de Air
  • The Harlem Dancer
  • Harlem Shadows
  • If We Must Die
  • On Broadway
  • The Tropics in New York
  • The Lynching
  • I Build America
  • America
  • My Mother
  • "The white man is a tiger at my throat"
  • Claude McKay
  • Man and Maid
  • Myra Estelle Morris
  • Shadow
  • Richard Bruce Nugent
  • Requiem
  • This Is My Vow
  • Epitaph
  • Lucia Mae Pitts
  • October Prayer
  • Flag Salute
  • Esther Popel
  • Black and Blue
  • The Tree of Hope
  • Andy Razaf
  • At the Carnival
  • White Things
  • Sybil Warns Her Sister
  • Gwendolyn B. Bennett
  • Anne Spencer
  • Five Vignettes
  • Her Lips Are Copper Wire
  • from Cane
  • from Essentials
  • Be with Me
  • Jean Toomer
  • The Return
  • A Black Man Talks of Reaping
  • Southern Mansion
  • The Day-breakers
  • Arna Bontemps
  • Ma Rainey
  • THREE: THE DARK TOWER 1919-1936. Japanese Hokku
  • Old Lem
  • Slim Greer
  • Strange Legacies
  • Southern Cop
  • To a Certain Lady, in Her Garden
  • Let Us Suppose
  • Sterling A. Brown
  • Portraiture
  • Black Baby
  • Impressions from a Family Album
  • Negro Woman
  • Coveted Epitaph
  • Denial
  • Idle Wonder
  • Anita Scott Coleman
  • Longings
  • Goal
  • Farewell
  • Having Had You
  • Four Poems--After the Japanese
  • For a New Mother
  • Effigy
  • I Look at Death
  • Mae V. Cowdery
  • Yet Do I Marvel
  • Incident
  • Tableau
  • Saturday's Child
  • Heritage
  • from Epitaphs
  • From the Dark Tower
  • Uncle Jim
  • Lewis Grandison Alexander
  • Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song
  • Countee Cullen
  • No Images
  • Nineteen-twenty-nine
  • My Lord, What a Morning
  • Down-Home Boy
  • Carry Me Back
  • Waring Cuney
  • The Mask
  • Solace
  • Heritage
  • Clarissa Scott Delany
  • Dead Fires
  • La Vie C'est la vie
  • Oblivion
  • Jessie Redmon Fauset
  • My Last Name
  • Nicolás Guillén
  • Notes Found Near a Suicide
  • Frank Horne
  • The Negro Speaks of Rivers
  • Lines written at the Grave of Alexander Dumas
  • The Weary Blues
  • Mother to son
  • Jazz Band in a Parisian Cabaret
  • Beale Street Love
  • Cross
  • Personal
  • Midwinter Blues
  • Bound No'th Blues
  • Dream Variations
  • I, Too
  • Fantasy
  • Song for a Dark Girl
  • Let America be America Again
  • from Montage of a Dream Deferred
  • Madam and the Rent Man
  • from Ask Your Mama
  • Langston Hughes
  • The Singer
  • The Maestro
  • Eva A. Jessye
  • The Heart of a Woman
  • To a Dark Girl
  • Cosmopolite
  • Black Woman
  • Old Black Men
  • Common Dust
  • I Want to Die While You Love Me
  • Interracial
  • Georgia Douglas Johnson
  • Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
  • Poem
  • Invocation
  • Russell Atkins
  • from A Street in Bronzeville
  • Beverly Hills, Chicago
  • The Bean Eater
  • We Real Cool
  • A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon
  • The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till
  • The Chicago Defender Sends a Man to Little Rock
  • The Lovers of the Poor
  • Malcolm X
  • FOUR: BALLADS OF REMEMBRANCE 1936-1959. To Satch (American Gothic)
  • The Second Sermon on the Warpland
  • Paul Robeson
  • The Life of Lincoln West
  • The Boy Died in My Alley
  • Infirm
  • I Am a Black
  • An Old Black Woman, Homeless, and Indistinct
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • To Julia de Burgos
  • Ay, Ay, Ay of the Kinky-Haired Negress
  • Nat Turner or Let Him Come
  • Poem of the Unborn Child
  • Farewell in Welfare Island
  • The Sun in Welfare Island
  • Julia de Burgos
  • The Small Bells of Benin
  • Etta Moten's Attic
  • Margaret Danner
  • from Ebony Under Granite
  • Mojo Mike's Beer Garden
  • Four Glimpses of Night
  • If the Stars Should Fall
  • Frank Marshall Davis
  • Sorrow Is the Only Faithful One
  • The Morning Duke Ellington Praised the Lord and Six Little Black Davids Tapped Danced Unto
  • Owen Dodson
  • Those Winter Sundays
  • Frederick Douglass
  • Middle Passage
  • Runagate Runagate
  • A Letter from Phillis Wheatley
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar
  • Samuel Allen
  • [American Journal]
  • Robert Hayden
  • The Truth
  • Jazz Is My Religion
  • The Nice Colored Man
  • Ted Joans
  • Hawk Lawler: Chorus
  • I, Too, Know What I Am Not
  • Would You Wear My Eyes?
  • War Memoir
  • Narrative
  • Walking Parker Home
  • Crootey Songo
  • Heavy Water Blues
  • Blues for Hal Waters
  • Oregon
  • Bob Kaufman
  • from Dark Testament
  • Prophecy
  • Pauli Murray
  • A Private Letter to Brazil
  • Night and a Distant Church
  • Review from Staten Island
  • Man White, Brown Girl and All That Jazz
  • Gloria C. Oden
  • Young Poet
  • Myron O'Higgins
  • Harlem Dawn
  • A Definition
  • Jean-Jaques
  • Oliver Pitcher
  • Booker T. and W.E.B.
  • It's Here in The
  • An Answer to Lerone Bennett's Questionnaire On a Name for Black Americans
  • A Poet Is Not a Jukebox
  • Dudley Randall
  • Ballad of American Mores
  • Face of Poverty
  • Lucy E. Smith
  • Dark Symphony
  • from Harlem Gallery, Book I: The Curator
  • Melvin B. Tolson
  • For My People
  • Spyrytual
  • Molly Means
  • October Journey
  • Margaret Walker
  • Between the World and Me
  • Selected Haiku
  • Richard Wright
  • Three Modes of History and Culture
  • A Litany for Survival
  • Power
  • Lunar Eclipse
  • Inheritance--His
  • Audre Lorde
  • But He Was Cool
  • Don't Cry, Scream
  • Haki Madhubuti (Don L. Lee)
  • Swallow the Lake
  • Hair
  • SOS
  • Clarence Major
  • Malcolm X--An Autobiography
  • Don't Say Goodbye to the Porkpie Hat
  • Larry Neal
  • 26 Ways of Looking at a Black Man
  • Raymond R. Patterson
  • Howlin Wolf
  • Big Maybelle
  • Sterling D. Plumpp
  • From Where the Blues? ; "WE NEED" ; " ; Metagnomy
  • Black Art
  • N. H. Pritchard
  • Beware: Do Not Read This Poem
  • Paul Laurence Dunbar in the Tenderloin
  • The Reactionary Poet
  • Ishmael Reed
  • sonnet
  • poll
  • the poor houses
  • othello jones dresses for dinner
  • American Jazz Quartet
  • Why's 12
  • Ed Roberson
  • how i got ovah
  • Carolyn Rodgers
  • for our lady
  • A Poem for My Father
  • A poem for my brother
  • from Philadelphia: Spring, 1985
  • haiku (for Osage ave and Doorknop)
  • haiku (for mungu and morani and the children of soweto)
  • two haiku (for Clarence H. Watson and The Count)
  • Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)
  • tanka (for papa Joe Jones who used to toss me up to the sky)
  • haiku (for domestic workers in the african diaspora)
  • haiku ("man. you write me so")
  • tanka ("like dark old men the")
  • haiku ("like ermine when i")
  • haiku ("i want to make you")
  • blues
  • Song No. 2
  • Sonia Sanchez
  • Whitey on the Moon
  • King: April 4, 1968
  • The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
  • Home Is Where the Hatred Is
  • Gil Scott-Heron
  • After Vallejo
  • A. B. Spellman
  • Inauguration
  • Song
  • Lorenzo Thomas
  • One for Charlie Mingus
  • Poem for My Father
  • Gerald Barrax
  • After Hearing a Radio Announcement: A Comment on Some Conditions
  • Quincy Troupe
  • A Far Cry from Africa
  • Codicil
  • Blues
  • from The Schooner Flight
  • Sea Canes
  • Volcano
  • Easter
  • from Omeros: Chapter VIII
  • Blues
  • Derek Walcott
  • Women
  • Alice Walker
  • blues for franks wooten
  • from Maumau American Cantos: Canto 4
  • Tom Weatherly
  • How Stars Start
  • Dance of the Infidels
  • Boogie with O.O. Gabugah
  • The Old O.O. Blues
  • All God's Chillun
  • A Poem for Players
  • Al Young
  • The White River
  • FIVE: IDEAS OF ANCESTRY 1959-1975. Still I Rise
  • Sam Lord
  • Kamau Brathwaite
  • "in the inner city"
  • miss rosie
  • good times
  • admonitions
  • "being property once myself"
  • the lost baby poem
  • from some jesus
  • cutting greens
  • Phenomenal Woman
  • homage to my hips
  • "the light that came to lucille clifton"
  • jasper texas 1998
  • why some people be mad at me sometimes
  • "i am accused of tending to the past"
  • Jump Rope Rhymes (transcribed)
  • study the masters
  • to my last period
  • wishes for sons
  • "surely i am able to write poems"
  • Maya Angelou
  • "won't you celebrate with me"
  • Lucille Clifton
  • How Long Has Trane Been Gone
  • Orisha
  • Rape
  • Jazz Fan Looks Back
  • Jayne Cortez
  • Son of Msippi
  • Black Star Line
  • Outer Space Blues
  • Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
  • Henry Dumas
  • I Am a Black Woman
  • Mari Evans
  • I Would Be for You Rain
  • Sarah Webster Fabio
  • High on the Hog
  • Julia Fields
  • Black Power
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • For Saundra
  • Look for You Yesterday, Here You Come Today
  • Ego Tripping
  • A Poem for Carol
  • Legacies
  • Nikki Giovanni
  • American History
  • Dear John, Dear Coltrane
  • Nightmare Begins Responsibility
  • Reuben, Reuben
  • Tongue-Tied in Black and White
  • Last Affair: Bessie's Blues Song
  • Notes for a Speech
  • The Love Letters of Helen Pitts Douglass
  • Michael S. Harper
  • Do Nothing till You Hear from Me
  • A Coltrane Memorial
  • David Henderson
  • Medicine Man
  • Calvin Hernton
  • What Would I Do White?
  • These Poems
  • I Must Become a Menace to My Enemies
  • The Liar
  • Poem about My Rights
  • Poem for Haruko
  • June Jordan
  • Blues for Some Literary Friends & Myself
  • For Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers
  • Keorapetse Kgositsile
  • A Poem for Myself
  • The Idea of Ancestry
  • The Bones of My Father
  • Haiku
  • Short Speech to My Friends
  • For Freckle-Faced Gerald
  • The Violent Space
  • Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane
  • For Eric Dolphy
  • Feeling Fucked Up
  • Etheridge Knight
  • On Being Head of the English Department
  • PInkie Gordon Lane
  • Coal
  • Revolution Is One Form of Social Change
  • George Barlow
  • Anodyne
  • Ode to the Maggot
  • Yusef Komunyakaa
  • Falso Brilhante
  • Song of the Andoumboulou: 31
  • Nathaniel Mackey
  • Gra'ma
  • Try to Understand Papa
  • Throwing Stones at the All White Pool
  • Fade to Black
  • Soul Make a Path Through Shouting
  • Colleen J. McElroy
  • Life in a Sterile Environment: A Case Study
  • The Day before Kindergarten: Taluca, Alabama, 1959
  • A Reconsideration of the Blackbird
  • An Anointing
  • Poem for My Mothers and Other Makers of Asafetida
  • The Lynching
  • Thylias Moss
  • from Muse & Drudge
  • from Sleeping with the Dictionary
  • Sally Hemings to Thomas Jefferson
  • Harryette Mullen
  • A Strange Beautiful Woman
  • Sleepless Nights
  • Lonely Eagles
  • Star-Fix
  • from Fortune's Bones
  • Marilyn Nelson
  • How I Became the Blues
  • Brenda Marie Osbey
  • The Broken English Dream
  • Cyrus Cassells
  • Pedro Pietri
  • The Black Back-Ups
  • Kate Rushin
  • All the Way Home
  • from Dreamer
  • Primus St. John
  • Trying for Fire
  • Tim Seibles
  • from for colored girls who have considered suicide
  • when the rainbow is enuf
  • from Portrait of a Nude Woman as Cleopatra
  • Ntozake Shange
  • Building Nicole's Mama
  • Don't Drink the Water
  • Patricia Smith
  • from Free!
  • Sekou Sundiata
  • Inside the Blues Whale
  • Scrapple
  • Washing the car with My Father
  • John Henry Sleeping in High Grass
  • Barbara Chase-Riboud
  • Afaa Michael Weaver
  • from Letters to a New England Negro
  • Sherley Anne Williams
  • What It Means to Be Dark
  • Mastectomy
  • from American Sonnets
  • Wanda Coleman
  • SIX: BLUE LIGHT SUTRAS 1976-1989. Twenty-Year Marriage
  • Harriet in the Promised Land
  • Sam Cornish
  • Blackbottom
  • The Weakness
  • On the Turning Up of Unidentified Black Female Corpses
  • Black Boys Play the Classics
  • Toi Derricotte
  • Leaving Eden
  • from The Arcanum Poems
  • Father
  • I Can't Get Started
  • Ralph Dickey
  • Tour Guide: La Maison des Esclaves
  • Turning Forty in the 90's
  • Wednesday Mourning
  • Heartbeats
  • Melvin Dixon
  • The House Slave
  • David Walker (1785-1830)
  • Adolescence--II
  • Banneker
  • Two Brothers
  • from Thomas and Beulah
  • Canary
  • The Return of Lieutenant James Reese Europe
  • Hattie McDaniel Arrives at the Cocoanut Grove
  • from Sonata Mulattica
  • Rita Dove
  • The Dance
  • The Supremes
  • from Brutal Imagination
  • Cornelius Eady
  • The Good Shepherd: Atlanta, 1981
  • Brown Girl Levitation, 1962-1989
  • Concerto no. 7: Condoleezza [working out] at the Watergate
  • Nikky Finney
  • Some Pieces
  • Hand Me Down Blues
  • Dark Mirror
  • Calvin Forbes
  • This Bridge Across
  • Time with Stevie Wonder in It
  • Chris Gilbert: An Improvisation
  • AI
  • Christopher Gilbert
  • Vernacular Examples
  • Palaver
  • Sotto Voce
  • C. S. Giscombe
  • For My Mother (May I Inherit Half Her Strength)
  • For Claude McKay
  • Lorna Goodison
  • Goldsboro Narrative #4: My father's Viet Nam tour near over
  • Goldsboro Narrative #28
  • from Haiti
  • Goldsboro Narrative #33
  • Goldsboro Narrative #7
  • Annual Visit of the Quiet, Unmarried Son
  • Forrest Hamer
  • Heavy Corners
  • Civil Servant
  • For My Own Protection
  • Essex Hemphill
  • "C"ing in Colors: Blue
  • Safiya Henderson-Holmes
  • Will Alexander
  • Surplus Future Imperfect
  • Woman, with wings
  • Should you find me
  • Erica Hunt
  • Deep Song
  • Gayl Jones
  • i done got so thirsty that my mouth waters at the thought of rain
  • Patricia Spears Jones
  • Fragments from the Diary of Amelie Patiné, Quadroon, Mistress of Monsieur Jacques R _____
  • Sybil Kein
  • Titta
  • from The Women of Plums
  • Dolores Kendrick
  • Annabelle
  • More Girl Than Boy
  • Letter to Bob Kaufman
  • Blue Light Lounge Sutra for the Performance Poets at Harold Park Hotel
  • February in Sydney
  • from Dien Cai Dau
  • Venus's-flytraps
  • My Father's Love Letters
  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • On Confessionalism
  • John Murillo
  • Written by Himself
  • Raisin
  • Gregory Pardlo
  • Bembé-Faced
  • Arroz con Son y Clave
  • Willie Perdomo
  • Blue
  • Cotillion
  • loose strife
  • A Great Noise
  • Speak Low
  • Carl Phillips
  • I want to not have to write another word about who cops keep killing
  • Khadijah Queen
  • from Citizen: An American Lyric
  • Claudia Rankine
  • The Difficult Music
  • The Lucky One
  • Hesitation Theory
  • Doug Flutie's 1984 Orange Bowl Hail Mary as Water into Fire
  • My Mother Was No White Dove
  • Reginald Shepherd
  • from The Lost Letters of Frederick Douglass
  • statistical haiku (or, how do they discount us? let me count the ways)
  • ode to my blackness
  • Evie Shockley
  • Don't You Wonder, Sometimes?
  • The Universe Is a House Party
  • Declaration
  • Tracy K. Smith
  • Quan Barry
  • Offering
  • Snow
  • Sharan Strange
  • Ode to Gentrification
  • Samantha Thornhill
  • Flounder
  • Drapery Factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956
  • Graveyard Blues
  • Pilgrimage
  • Miscegenation
  • Verbal Mugging
  • Incident
  • Natasha Trethewey
  • Strip
  • RR Lyrae: Matter
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
  • Wind Talker
  • Work Ethic
  • Frank X. Walker
  • Dissidence
  • Gwendolyn Brooks
  • Paul Beatty
  • Anthony Walton
  • "The reeds shook. A wide flat ass cradled in leather pants. This"
  • Simone White
  • Amethyst Rocks
  • Saul Williams
  • Money Road
  • Kevin Young
  • Prayer of the Backhanded
  • Bullet Points
  • 'N'em
  • Another Elegy
  • SEVEN: PRAISE SONGS FOR THE DAY 1990-2008. Blue
  • The Tradition
  • Jericho Brown
  • A Balance of Blues & Angels
  • Darrell Burton
  • nap-i-ness
  • Kyle Dargan
  • Natural
  • Black Funk
  • Kwame Dawes
  • Wednesday Poem
  • The New Religion
  • Joel Dias-Porter
  • Frequently Asked Questions #10
  • Camille Dungy
  • View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Sugar and Brine: Ella's Understanding
  • Salt
  • Vievee Francis
  • burial
  • A Small Needful Fact
  • Chris Abani
  • Ross Gay
  • Santa Ana of Grocery Carts
  • Teeth
  • Ode to the Little "r"
  • Aracelis Girmay
  • Seeing the Body
  • Rachel Eliza Griffiths
  • Black Mary Integrates the School House
  • Duriel E. Harris
  • Touch
  • The Venus Hottentot
  • Satchmo Returns to New Orleans
  • The Golden Shovel
  • Carp Poem
  • Terrance Hayes
  • How to Listen
  • Euphoria
  • Ferguson
  • Major Jackson
  • The Gospel of Barbecue
  • Honorée Fannone Jeffers
  • Nineteen
  • Charity on Blind Tom
  • General Bethune on Blind Tom
  • Blind Boone's Vision
  • Minnehaha
  • Tyehimba Jess
  • Jesse Owens, 1963
  • Rope
  • A. Van Jordan
  • Thirty Lines About the Fro
  • My Father's Kites
  • Ars Poetica #28: African Leave-Taking Disorder
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  • Drop it Like It's Hottentot Venus
  • Douglas Kearney
  • Language, Knowledge, a Teeming River of Implications
  • Texts, Context, a Fear of Contamination
  • John Keene
  • Hostage
  • Danielle Legros Georges
  • Plantation
  • from Voyage of the Sable Venus
  • Ars Poetica #100: I Believe
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  • Ode to the Diasporican
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  • from The Big Smoke
  • Robot Music
  • Adrian Matejka
  • What the Oracle Said
  • Praise Song for the Day
  • Shara mcCallum
  • The Keepin' It Real Awards
  • Tony Medina
  • Blackout 1977
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  • cecil taylor
  • johnny cash
  • I ran from it but was still in it
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  • upon viewing the death of basquiat
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  • I saw Emmett Till this week at the grocery store
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  • After the Hurricane
  • Ishion Hutchinson
  • Hanif Abdurraqib
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  • Gary Jackson
  • Kudzu
  • Saeed Jones
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  • Donika Kelly
  • One Country
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  • Still When I Picture It the Face of God Is a White Man's Face
  • Shane McCrae
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  • Closer
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  • Aja Monet
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  • Morgan Parker
  • Violins
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  • History
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  • Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Black Can Sleep
  • Justin Phillip Reed
  • Children Listen
  • Roger Reeves
  • Why Is We Americans
  • Alison C. Rollins
  • Object Permanence
  • Nicole Sealey
  • Gnawa Boy, Marrakesh, 1968
  • Charif Shanahan
  • Cento Between the Ending and the End
  • Fisherman's Daughter
  • Safiya Sinclair
  • dinosaurs in the hood
  • Danez Smith
  • Your National Anthem
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  • Prayer
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  • Ode to Herb Kent
  • Jamila Woods
  • Cameron Awkward-Rich
  • America Will Be
  • Joshua Bennett
Control code
1192356702
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
lx, 1110 pages
Isbn
9781598536669
Lccn
2019954344
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650, 655
System control number
(OCoLC)1192356702

Library Locations

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