The Vintage Book of African American Poetry (Paperback)
200 Years of Vision, Struggle, Power, Beauty, and Triumph from 50 Outstanding Poets
Vintage, 9780375703003, 448pp.
Publication Date: February 15, 2000
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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.
About the Author
Anthony Walton is the recipient of a 1998 Whiting Writer's Award. He lives in Brunswick, Maine.