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African American Poetry : 250 years of struggle & song / Kevin Young, editor.

Imprint New York, N.Y. : The Library of America, [2020]
Description lx, 1110 pages ; 21 cm
Language English
Series Library of America ; 333
Library of America ; 333.
Subject American poetry -- African American authors.
Social problems -- Poetry.
Format Print, Book
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Other authors / contributors Young, Kevin, 1970- editor.
ISBN 9781598536669
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary 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. The volume also features biographies of each poet and notes that illuminate cultural references and allusions to historical events. -- adapted from jacket

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Call Number: PS591.N4 A37 2020

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