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Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry

Author: Camille T Dungy
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2009.
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This book is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry, anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille T Dungy
ISBN: 9780820334318 0820334316 9780820332772 0820332771
OCLC Number: 929739877
Notes: Índices.
Description: XXXV, 387 p. ; 23 cm
Responsibility: edited by Camille T. Dungy.

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An anthology of major writers that focuses on nature writing by African American poets. It offers fresh perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry  Read more...

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One of the few anthologies that can be picked up and read like a novel cover to cover without metaphor overload. Black Nature is well thought out, well edited, and timed.--Phati'tude Literary Magazine Read more...

 
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