Angles of Ascent (Paperback)
A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry
W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393339406, 617pp.
Publication Date: February 4, 2013
The anthology focuses on post-1960s poetry and includes such poets as Rita Dove, Ai, Nathaniel Mackey, Natasha Trethewey, Kevin Young, Terrence Hayes, Elizabeth Alexander, Major Jackson, Carl Phillips, Harryette Mullen, and Yusef Komunyakaa--artists who, using a wide range of styles and forms, are cultivating a poetry of personal voice and interiority that speaks against the backdrop of community and anscestry.