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The Vintage Book of African American Poetry by [Michael S. Harper, Anthony Walton]

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This anthology of the work of 50 African American poets complements co-editors Harper and Walton's Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep (LJ 12/93), which showcased 35 recent African American poets. Included in chronological order here are over two centuries of poets, from Jupitor Hammon (1720-1800) to Reginald Shepherd (b.1963). Critical opinions in the headnotes are more persuasive and sweeping than the brief notes of the earlier one. For example, the editors argue that Sterling Brown's "body of poetry" is one of the greatest produced by an American in this century and that Robert Hayden has "amassed a nearly flawless collection of poems regarded as among the finest by an American of this century." Such assessment should bring into sharper focus the importance of issues like "belonging," dialect, identity, and race in a multiethnic society. More than ever, one sees that African American poetry essentially begins with Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906), whose pioneering poetry ("different voicings") endures. That so few African American poets before Dunbar's era were allowed to achieve "voice and freedom" is a tragic waste. The editors' eloquent, outspoken vision provides a springboard for further examination of what constitutes the mainstream of American poetry.
-Frank Allen, Northampton Community Coll., Tannersville, PA
Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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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.
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B004JHYR22
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Vintage (February 1, 2012)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ February 1, 2012
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1407 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 450 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 0375703004
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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