The Black Poets

Author: Dudley Randall

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553275631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 4230

Spirituals, folk rhymes, and poems by such writers as Phyllis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Don L. Lee reveal the development of Black poetic expression

The Black Poets

Author: Dudley Randall

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9780808570837

Category: Poetry

Page: 353

View: 9501

Spirituals, folk rhymes, and poems by such writers as Phyllis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Don L. Lee reveal the development of African American poetic expression.

Claude McKay

The Black Poet at War

Author: Addison Gayle

Publisher: Broadside Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 46

View: 6677

"After Mecca"

Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement

Author: Cheryl Clarke

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813534060

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 206

View: 9433

In "After Mecca," Cheryl Clarke explores the relationship between the Black Arts Movement and black women writers of the period. Poems by Gwendolyn Brooks, Ntozake Shange, Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Jayne Cortez, Alice Walker, and others chart the emergence of a new and distinct black poetry and its relationship to the black community's struggle for rights and liberation. Clarke also traces the contributions of these poets to the development of feminism and lesbian-feminism, and the legacy they left for others to build on.

Claude McKay

A Black Poet's Struggle for Identity

Author: Tyrone Tillery

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870239243

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 676

The 1920s witnessed an extraordinary flowering of literary and artistic creativity among African Americans. Critics hailed the emergence of a "New Negro," who took pride in the black race and its African heritage, and whose writings exposed and attacked discrimination, explored black folk culture, and strove to create a unique African-American literature. Yet for all its vitality, the cultural movement best known as the Harlem Renaissance was fraught with tensions: between the ideal of Africa and the reality of America; between the lure of a romanticized rural past and the demands of an alien urban present; between the need to affirm the uniqueness of black culture and the desire to achieve acceptance by the majority white culture. Perhaps more than any other Harlem Renaissance figure, Claude McKay embodied these contradictory impulses. The paradox of Claude McKay cannot be reduced to any simple formula. He was at once an enfant terrible who took pride in the Negro's cultural heritage and an intellectual who strove for acceptance in predominantly white circles. He was a radical intent on transforming his adopted county who nevertheless left the United States temporarily for the Soviet Union. Yet these tensions, as this book strives to show, cannot simply be ascribed to personal or psychological problems; ultimately, they were rooted in the ambiguous social and cultural position of the black artist and political radical of the early twentieth century.

The Black Poets

Author: Dudley Randall

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553275631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 9831

Spirituals, folk rhymes, and poems by such writers as Phyllis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Don L. Lee reveal the development of Black poetic expression

The Black Poets

Author: Dudley Randall

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553275631

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 353

View: 3617

Spirituals, folk rhymes, and poems by such writers as Phyllis Wheatley, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Don L. Lee reveal the development of Black poetic expression

The Black Poets Society

Author: The Cunning Linguist

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1387922947

Category:

Page: 270

View: 2994

The Black Poets Society is a group of four law professionals who get together and recite the short story poems that they write, they are also each going through their own issues in the process that threaten to adjourn them permanently. With poetry as the backdrop, come along with four affluent brothers and revel in the mishaps ofÉ THE BLACK POETS SOCIETY!

Understanding the Black Mountain Poets

Author: Edward Halsey Foster

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570030147

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 206

View: 5184

An experimental school of poetry & its leading proponents.

Black Nature

Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

Author: Camille T. Dungy

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820332771

Category: Poetry

Page: 387

View: 5558

Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry--anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild. Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements. Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole. A Friends Fund Publication.

The Vintage Book of African American Poetry

Author: Michael S. Harper,Anthony Walton

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 030776513X

Category: Poetry

Page: 448

View: 6714

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.

Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995

Author: Julius E. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422647

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 4141

In 1965 Dudley F. Randall founded the Broadside Press, a company devoted to publishing, distributing and promoting the works of black poets and writers. In so doing, he became a major player in the civil rights movement. Hundreds of black writers were given an outlet for their work and for their calls for equality and black identity. Though Broadside was established on a minimal budget, Randall's unique skills made the press successful. He was trained as a librarian and had spent decades studying and writing poetry; most importantly, Randall was totally committed to the advancement of black literature. The famous and relatively unknown sought out Broadside, including such writers as Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Mae Jackson, Lance Jeffers, Etheridge Knight, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and Sterling D. Plumpp. His story is one of battling to promote black identity and equality through literature, and thus lifting the cultural lives of all Americans.

Modern Black Poets

A Collection of Critical Essays

Author: Donald B. Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: African Americans

Page: 181

View: 9187

Twelve critical essays sketch the tradition of black poets in the U. S. from the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's to the black rage of the 1970's. Separate critiques are devoted to the work of Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Melvin B. Tolson, Robert Hayden, and Imamu Amiri Baraka.

Dudley Randall, Broadside Press, and the Black Arts Movement in Detroit, 1960-1995

Author: Julius E. Thompson

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786422647

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6695

In 1965 Dudley F. Randall founded the Broadside Press, a company devoted to publishing, distributing and promoting the works of black poets and writers. In so doing, he became a major player in the civil rights movement. Hundreds of black writers were given an outlet for their work and for their calls for equality and black identity. Though Broadside was established on a minimal budget, Randall's unique skills made the press successful. He was trained as a librarian and had spent decades studying and writing poetry; most importantly, Randall was totally committed to the advancement of black literature. The famous and relatively unknown sought out Broadside, including such writers as Gwendolyn Brooks, Margaret Walker, Mae Jackson, Lance Jeffers, Etheridge Knight, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, Audre Lorde and Sterling D. Plumpp. His story is one of battling to promote black identity and equality through literature, and thus lifting the cultural lives of all Americans.

Black Poets of the United States

From Paul Laurence Dunbar to Langston Hughes

Author: Jean Wagner

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252003417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 561

View: 2892

Includes chapters on Dunbar, Hughes, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and others.

The 100 Best African American Poems

Author: Nikki Giovanni

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402221118

Category: Poetry

Page: 228

View: 7644

Contains one hundred poems from classic and contemporary African American poets, as selected by an award-winning black poet and activist, including such writers as Robert Hayden, Mari Evans, Kevin Young, and Rita Dove.

Black Poets of the United States

From Paul Laurence Dunbar to Langston Hughes

Author: Jean Wagner

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252003417

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 561

View: 1174

Includes chapters on Dunbar, Hughes, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and others.

African-American Poets

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438134363

Category: African Americans

Page: 203

View: 2949

Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of African American poets of the late twentieth century to the newly established and emerging voices of today, including, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, and more.