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The furious flowering of African American poetry

Author: Joanne V Gabbin
Publisher: Charlottesville, Va. : University Press of Virginia, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection of essays and six interviews, from the Furious Flower Conference of 1994, provides a mosaic of the major critical and aesthetic issues emerging from African-American poetry and its  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joanne V Gabbin
ISBN: 0813918405 9780813918402 0813918413 9780813918419
OCLC Number: 40395616
Description: x, 330 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : essays and conversations in African American poetry / Joanne V. Gabbin --
Langson Hughes : a poet supreme / Kalamu Ya Salaam --
Message to the generations : the mythic hero in Sterling Brown's poetry / Eugenia Collier --
Langston Hughes and Melville Tolson : blues people / Mariann Russell --
Bardic memory and witness in the poetry of Samuel Allen / Edward A. Scott --
Rooted displacement in form : Rita Dove's sonnet cycle Mother love / Therese Steffen --
Conversation / Michael S. Harper and Aldon Lynn Nielsen --
Conversation / Eugene Redmond and Jabari Asim --
Bantu, Nkodi, Ndungu, and Nganga : language, politics, music, and religion in African American Poetry / Joyce A. Joyce --
Ballad, the hero, and the ride : a reading of Sterling A. Brown's The last ride of Wild Bill / Mark A. Sanders --
Illocutionary dimensions of poetry : Lee's "A poem to complement other poems" / Jerry W. Ward Jr. --
Conversation / Amirir Baraka and Askia Touré --
t Consciousness, myth and transcendence : symbolic action in three poems on the slave trade / Jon Woodson --
Alice Walker : poesy and the earthling psyche / Ikenna Dieke --
"Calligraphy of black chant" : resiting African American poetries / Aldon Lynn Nielsen --
Conversation / Sherley Anne Williams and Deborah McDowell --
African American epic poetry : the long foreshadowing / Raymond R. Patterson --
Personal and public : three first-person voices in African American poetry / Eric A. Weil --
Conversation / Margaret Alexander Walker and Joanne V. Gabbin --
Blooming in the whirlwind : the early poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks / Joanne V. Gabbin --
Conversation / Gwendolyn Brooks and B. Denise Hawkins --
Song of herself : Lucille Clifton's poems about womanhood / Hilary Holladay --
"Flashbacks through the heart" : Yusef Komunyakaa and the poetry of self-assertion / Angela M. Salas --
What is this new thing? / Jabari Asim.
Responsibility: edited by Joanne V. Gabbin.

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A blessing... a service... a race woman's gift in the tradition of benevolent ancestors. This book brings together voices of middle-aged militants and brilliantly sophisticated new generations. It is Read more...

 
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