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The essential Etheridge Knight

Author: Etheridge Knight
Publisher: Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1986.
Series: Pitt poetry series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Knight's ear for the Black American idiom and experience is reflected in this collection of poems that provide a combination of love, anger, irony and sweetness. The bulk of these poems appeared in Born of a Woman.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Knight, Etheridge.
Essential Etheridge Knight.
Pittsburgh, Pa. : University of Pittsburgh Press, ©1986
(OCoLC)607777011
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Etheridge Knight
ISBN: 0822953781 9780822953784 0822935295 9780822935292
OCLC Number: 13396156
Awards: American Book Award, 1987
Description: 114 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Hard rock returns to prison from the hospital for the criminal insane --
Cell song --
He sees through stone --
Idea of ancestry --
On the yard --
Wasp woman visits a black junkie in prison --
Haiku --
For freckle-faced Gerald --
Warden said to me the other day --
My life, the quality of which --
Poem for black relocation centers --
You are --
Violent space --
Poem for a certain lady on her 33rd birthday --
Stretching of the belly --
As you leave me --
No moon floods the memory of that night --
Upon your leaving --
Feeling fucked up --
Indiana haiku --
For Langston Hughes --
Welcome back, Mr. Knight: love of my life --
Another poem for me --
Bones of my father --
Evolutionary poem no. 1 --
Evolutionary poem no. 2 --
Poem for myself --
report to the mother.
Series Title: Pitt poetry series.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Etheridge Knight.

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Knight's ear for the Black American idiom and experience is reflected in this collection of poems that provide a combination of love, anger, irony and sweetness. The bulk of these poems appeared in Born of a Woman.

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"To read Knight is not to escape from or to transfigure America. It really isn't a 'comfortable' experience. He is too aware of the violent spaces between races and individuals to attempt Read more...

 
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