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African American Poetry


African American Poetry Sampler

The Complete Collected Poems
by Maya Angelou
Presents a definitive collection of poetry from Angelou's previous anthologies – (Baker & Taylor)
Amiri Transbluesency: The Selected Poems Of Amiri Baraka/LeRoi Jones (1961-1995)
by Imamu Baraka
A collection of some of LeRoi Jones' most famous poems includes Civil Rights Poem, Young Soul, and Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note – (Baker & Taylor)
American Negro Poetry
by Arna Bontemps
Provides a representative selection of African American poetry by figures ranging from Paul Laurence Dunbar to Julian Bond – (Baker & Taylor)
Lyrics Of Life And Love
by William S. Braithwaite
Selected Poems
by Gwendolyn Brooks
Selections from three earlier volumes reflect the distinguished poet's response to the realities of modern life. – (Baker & Taylor)
On The Bus With Rosa Parks
by Rita Dove
A collection of poems expresses both the disappointments and awakenings of everyday life, and the acts of subtle heroism that can have resounding effects – (Baker & Taylor)
Catch The Fire: A Cross-Generational Anthology Of Contemporary African-American Poetry
by Derrick Gilbert
A celebration of African-American poetry captures the works of modern writers, while June Jordan, Amiri Baraka and other notable authors discuss their feelings in regard to their generation of poets and the works presented by their peers. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
Shimmy Shimmy Shimmy Like My Sister Kate
by Nikki Giovanni
Includes poems by such authors as Paul Laurence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Countee Cullen, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Amiri Baraka, with commentary and a discussion of the development of African American arts known as the Harlem Renaissance. – (Baker & Taylor)
Dear John, Dear Coltrane
by Michael Harper
A collection of rhythmic poems with such varied themes as pain, love, and the experience of jazz – (Baker & Taylor)
Vintage Book Of African American Poetry
by Michael Harper and Anthony Walton
An anthology representing more than two hundred years of African American creative poetic endeavors features the work of fifty-two poets – (Baker & Taylor)
De Mayor Of Harlem
by David Henderson
Selected Poems Of Langston Hughes
by Langston Hughes
A collection of the author's favorite poetry from published books, private publications, and unpublished manuscripts – (Baker & Taylor)
When I Know The Power Of My Black Hand
by Lance Jeffers
Naming Our Destiny: New And Selected Poems
by June Jordan
Poems deal with racism, oppression, justice, ecology, poverty, and life in modern American – (Baker & Taylor)
The Passion Of Claude McKay: Selected Poetry And Prose
by Claude McKay
The Garden Thrives: Twentieth- Century African-American Poetry
by Clarence,ed. Major
A comprehensive anthology of African-American poetry presents a rich selection of works by one hundred poets who span the century, including Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ishmael Reed, and Alice Walker. Simultaneous. – (Baker & Taylor)
by Clarence Major
”[Clarence Major] writes poetry with the resistant, angular surface of tumbled brick. As if the poem had been literally smashed. An improvisational, jazz-like quality. Some tough, sharp observations.”—Kirkus Reviews
In Search Of Color Everywhere
by E. Ethelbert Miller
A collection of African-American poems, including works by Langston Hughes, Maya Angelou, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and others, in such categories as “Freedom,” “Celebration of Blackness,” and “Love Poems” – (Baker & Taylor)
Quiet Storm: Voices Of Young Black Poets
by L.O. Okoturo
A collection of poems celebrating the African diaspora through the eyes of youths of African descent from the United States and around the World – (Baker & Taylor)
The Black Poets
by Dudley Randall
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 – (Baker & Taylor)
For Malcolm
by Dudley Randall
A collection of passionate and powerful poems written by contemporary young poets in eulogy of the assassinated leader of the Black Revolution – (Baker & Taylor)
Shake Loose My Skin: New And Selected Poems
by Sonia Sanchez
A collection of poems covering the author's thirty years of work – (Baker & Taylor)
For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow Is Enuf
by Ntozake Shange
A theatrical celebration, in verse and prose, of being female and black incorporates the triumphs, joys, griefs, and losses of black women in America. – (Baker & Taylor)
African American Poetry Of The Nineteenth Century
by Joan R. Sherman
Her Blue Body Everything We Know: Earthling Poems, 1965-1990
by Alice Walker
An anthology of poetry shares a keen historical perspective on the spiritual, social, and political issues of the last three decades, in works including “Once” and “Revolutionary Petunias & Other Poems” – (Baker & Taylor)
Trouble The Water: 250 Years Of African-American Poetry
by Jerry Ward
An anthology of African-American poetry represents 250 years of the black experience and includes works by such figures as Langston Hughes, Alice Walker, Rita Dove, and Colleen McElroy. Original. – (Baker & Taylor)
The Peacock Poems
by Sherley Williams