Countee Cullen by Countee Cullen; Major Jackson (Editor)A major and sometimes controversial figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Countee Cullen fused a mastery of the formal lyric with a passionate engagement with themes social, religious, racial, and personal in such books as Color, Copper Sun, and The Black Christ.
Selected Poems by Robert E. HaydenHayden’s formal, elegant poems about the Black history and experience earned him a number of other major awards as well. Hayden eventually became the first African American to be appointed as Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress
Selected Poems of Langston Hughes by Langston HughesThe poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and represent work from his entire career, including "The Negro Speaks of Rivers," "The Weary Blues," "Still Here," "Song for a Dark Girl," "Montage of a Dream Deferred," and "Refugee in America." It gives us a poet of extraordinary range, directness, and stylistic virtuosity.
When I Know the Power of My Black Hand by Lance JeffersJeffers might accurately be described as a black nationalist without a movement. While he spanned the decades identified with the Black Aesthetic and writers of the 1960s, he was not included in the circles of those most associated with those militant times. Yet Jeffers's political stances as a poet are culturally nationalistic and informed by a consistent appreciation of the beauty and possibilities in black people.
The Essential Etheridge Knight by Etheridge KnightWinner of the 1987 American Book Award The Essential Etheridge Knight is a selection of the best work by one of the country's most prominent and liveliest poets. It brings together poems from Knight's previously published books and a section of new poems.
The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre LordeCollected here for the first time are more than three hundred poems from one of this country's major and most influential poets, representing the complete oeuvre of Audre Lorde's poetry. Lorde published nine volumes of poetry which, in her words, detail "a linguistic and emotional tour through the conflicts, fears, and hopes of the world I have inhabited." Included here are Lorde's early, previously unavailable works.
The Passion of Claude McKay: Selected Poetry and Prose, 1912-1948 by Claude McKayThe Radical Estrangement, 1912-1925 -- Early Articles, 1918-1922 -- The Russian Experience, 1922-1923 -- Selected Poems, 1912-1925 -- The Expatriate Years, 1923-1934 -- An Article and Letters, 1925-1932 -- Experiments in Fiction, 1928-1941 -- Looking Forward: The Final Search for Community, 1934-1948 -- Letters and Essays, 1934-1948 -- The Move to Catholicism, 1944-1948.
Iziganeko Zesizwe : Occasional Poems (1900-1943) by Samuel Edward Krune MqhayiSamuel Edward Krune Mqhayi (1875-1945) was the most prominent South African imbongi of his day, a Xhosa oral poet who declaimed his impromptu poetry on occasions of significance to his people. The author of numerous works of poetry, fiction and non-fiction, biography, autobiography, and translation, Mqhayi's contributions to Xhosa-language newspapers remains unparalleled in scope and volume. This book reclaims and assembles a chronological sequence of Mqhayi's occasional poems, for the most part now unknown.
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Gabriel Okara: Collected Poems by Gabriel Okara; Brenda Marie Osbey (Editor, Introduction by)The first Modernist poet of anglophone Africa, he is best known for The Fisherman's Invocation (1978), The Dreamer, His Vision (2005), and for his early experimental novel, The Voice (1964). Arranged in six sections, Gabriel Okara: Collected Poems includes the poet's earliest lyric verse along with poems written in response to Nigeria's war years; literary tributes and elegies to fellow poets, activists, and loved ones long dead; and recent dramatic and narrative poems.
Harlem Gallery by Melvin B. TolsonThe poet Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966) was once recognized as one of black America's most important modernist voices. Playful, fluent, and intellectually sophisticated, his poems stirred up significant praise, and some lively criticism, during his lifetime.
The Wayward and the Seeking: a Collection of Writings by Jean Toomer by Darwin T. Turner (Editor)Autobiographical selections / Reflections of an earth-being / The early days / The maturing years / The years of wandering / The cane years / The Gurdjieff experience / Fiction / Withered skin of berries / Winter on earth / Mr. Costyve Duditch / Poetry / And pass / White arrow / Angelic eve / Honey of being / Sing yes / At sea / The lost dancer / Men / Peers / Mended / One within / The blue meridian / Drama / Natalie Mann / The sacred factory / Aphorisms and maxims.