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African American poets : lives, works, and sources

Author: Joyce Owens Pettis
Publisher: Westport (Conn.) ; London : Greenwood Press, 2002.
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This biocritical dictionary covers 46 poets from more than two centuries of African American literary history. The poets are situated within their historical and literary context, and for each a  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Owens Pettis
ISBN: 031331117X 9780313311178
OCLC Number: 469874096
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 357 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction Ai (1947-) Angelou, Maya (1928-) Baraka, Amiri (1934-) Bontemps, Arna (1902-1973) Brooks, Gwendolyn (1917-2000) Brown, Sterling (1901-1989) Clifton, Lucille (1936-) Coleman, Wanda (1946-) Cortez, Jayne (1936-) Cullen, Countee (1903-1946) Derricotte, Toi (1941-) Dove, Rita (1952-) Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872-1906) Eady, Cornelius (1954-) Evans, Mari (no date-) Giovanni, Nikki (1943-) Hammon, Jupiter (1811-1896?) Harper, Frances Ellen Watkins (1824-1911) Harper, Michael S. (1938-) Hayden, Robert (1913-1980) Horton, George Moses (1797-1883?) Hughes, Langston (1902-1968) Johnson, Georgia Douglas (1886-1966) Johnson, James Weldon (1871-1938) Jordan, June (1936-) Knight, Etheridge (1931-1991) Komunyakaa, Yusef (1947-) Lorde, Audre (1934-1992) Mackey, Nathaniel (1947-) Madhubuti, Haki (1942-) McElroy, Colleen J. (1936-) McKay, Claude (1889-1948) Miller, E. Ethelbert (1950-) Moss, Thylias (1954-) Nelson, Marilyn (1946-) Randall, Dudley (1914-) Reed, Ishmael (1938-) Rodgers, Carolyn (1945-) Sanchez, Sonia (1934-) Tolson, Melvin B. (1900-1966) Toomer, Jean (1894-1967) Troupe, Quincy (1943-) Walker, Margaret Abigail (1915-1998) Wheatley, Phillis (1753-1784) Wright, Jay (1935-) Young, Al (1939-) Selected Anthologies
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?An addition to the still limited bibliography of African-American literature is always welcome. One that concentrates only on poetry is particularly welcome....Most libraries, except the smallest, Read more...

 
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