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African-American Poets

by Michael R. Strickland

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Published by Enslow in Springfield, USA .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • African American poets -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • American poetry -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Juvenile literature,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- Juvenile literature,
  • Poets, American,
  • African Americans -- Biography,
  • American poetry -- African American authors

  • About the Edition

    Profiles the lives and work of ten African American poets: Gwendolyn Brooks, Haki R. Madhubuti, Rita Dove, Eloise Greenfield, Langston Hughes, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Nikki Giovanni.

    Edition Notes

    StatementMichael R. Strickland.
    GenreBiography, Juvenile literature., Biography.
    SeriesCollective biographies
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 S77 1996
    The Physical Object
    FormatLibrary Binding
    Pagination112p.
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL965678M
    ISBN 100894907743
    ISBN 109780894907746
    LC Control Number96002016
    OCLC/WorldCa1024177744

      James Baldwin was a novelist, poet and essayist. He explored the unspoken intricacies of racial, sexual and class distinctions in Western societies throughout 20th Author: James Marshall Crotty. Poets Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady created Cave Canem in as a writing center for African-American poets. The event was hosted by comedian Larry Wilmore. This program contains language.

    • The Five Most Influential Architects, selected by Michael J. Lewis • The Five Most Influential Poets, selected by Christian Wiman • The 33 Most Influential Living AmericansAuthor: Christian Wiman.   The List- 9 Poets at the Smithsonian (UPDATED: Make that 10 Poets!) Ohio where Dunbar grew up the only African-American student at his high school. Author: Madeline Andre.

    Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral is the first published volume of poetry by an African-American author. This fact in itself would make the book significant, but Phillis Wheatley’s Poems has a complicated and fascinating history of its own.   3/7 Authors and poets Sonia Sanchez, left, and Haki Madhubuti participate in a panel discussion about African-American studies during the Tulisoma Author: Norma Adams-Wade.


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African American pundits in the s and ’40s tended to depreciate the achievements of the. The Cambridge Companion to American Poets brings together thirty-one essays on some fifty-four American poets, spanning nearly years, from Anne Bradstreet to contemporary performance poetry.

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