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African American poets : lives, works, and sources

Author: Joyce Owens Pettis
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Profiles 46 African American poets, from the 18th century to the present, including George Moses Horton, Maya Angelou, Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Rita Dove, Langston Hughes, Ishmael Reed, Sonia Sanchez, Jean Toomer, and Phillis Wheatley, along with information on various editions of their work and bibliographies.
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Pettis, Joyce Owens.
African American poets.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(OCoLC)606875086
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Owens Pettis
ISBN: 031331117X 9780313311178
OCLC Number: 47989987
Description: xiii, 357 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Ai (1947- ) --
Maya Angelou (1928- ) --
Amiri Baraka (1934- ) --
Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) --
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) --
Sterling Brown (1901-1989) --
Lucille Clifton (1936- ) --
Wanda Coleman (1946- ) --
Jayne Cortez (1936- ) --
Countee Cullen (1903-1946) --
Toi Derricotte (1941- ) --
Rita Dove (1952- ) --
Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) --
Cornelius Eady (1954- ) ---
Mari Evans (n.d.- ) --
Nikki Giovanni (1943- ) --
Jupiter Hammon (1711-1806) --
Frances Ellen Watkins Harper (1824-1911) --
Michael S. Harper (1938- ) --
Robert Hayden (1913-1980) --
George Moses Horton (1797?-1883?) --
Langston Hughes (1902-1968) --
Georgia Douglas Johnson (1886-1966) --
James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) --
June Jordan (1936- ) --
Etheridge Knight (1931-1991) --
Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- ) --
Audre Lorde (1934-1992) --
Nathaniel Mackey (1947- ) --
Haki Madhubuti (1942- ) --
Colleen J. McElroy (1936- ) --
Claude McKay (1889-1948) --
E. Ethelbert Miller (1950- ) --
Thylias Moss (1954- ) --
Marilyn Nelson (1946- ) --
Dudley Randall (1914- ) --
Ishmael Reed (1938- ) --
Carolyn Rodgers (1945- ) --
Sonia Sanchez (1934- ) --
Melvin B. Tolson (1900-1966) --
Jean Toomer (1894-1967) --
Quincy Troupe (1943- ) --
Margaret Abigail Walker (1915-1998) --
Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784) --
Jay Wright (1935- ) --
Al Young (1939- ).
Responsibility: Joyce Pettis.
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