The Vintage Book of African American Poetry

The Vintage Book of African American Poetry

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Harper and 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.show more

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  • Hardback | 403 pages
  • 132.08 x 200.66 x 30.48mm | 385.55g
  • Perfection Learning
  • United States
  • English
  • 0756902347
  • 9780756902346
  • 2,179,623

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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.show more

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