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Of poetry & protest : from Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

Author: Philip Cushway; Michael Warr
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016] ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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This work illuminates today's Black experience through the voices of transformative and powerful African American poets. Included in this volume are the poems of 43 African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize-winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Tracy K. Smith. Each is accompanied by a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography. The anthology also contains  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographical poetry
Poetry
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Cushway; Michael Warr
ISBN: 9780393352733 0393352730
OCLC Number: 923794395
Description: 219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Contents: Opening pages, essays. Children's crusade / Tamara Ginn ; Preface / Philip Cushway ; Introduction / Michael Warr ; Talk / Jeannine Ambre ; Harry Belafonte / Black Power and the Impact of Words ; Protest poetry / Amin Baraka --
Poets/Poems. Narrative: Ali, a poem in twelve rounds / Elizabeth Alexander ; Wise 5 / Amiri Baraka ; Emmett Till / Wanda Coleman ; New day / Kwame Dawes ; Note on my son's face / Toi Derricotte ; Enactment / Rita Dove ; Conspiracy / Camille T. Dungy ; Emmett Till's glass-top casket / Cornelius Eady ; Superhero / Kelly Norman Ellis ; Identity repairman / Thomas Sayers Ellis ; Left / Nikky Finney ; Daytonm, OH, '50s & '60s / C.S. Giscombe ; Voice of America / Duriel E. Harris ; New rules of the road / Reginald Harris ; Some luminous distress (for Betty Shabazz) / Terrance Hayes ; Fannie (for Fannie Lou Hamer) / Angela Jackson ; Rose colored city / Major Jackson ; Infernal / Tyehimba Jess ; Saltimbanque / Patricia Spears Jones ; Tallahatchiue lullabye, baby / Douglas Kearney ; History lessons / Yusef Komunyakaa ; statement on the killing of patrick dorismond / Quraysh Ali Lansana ; Great wait / Haki Madhubuti ; on continuing to struggle / devorah major ; 10 race koans as presented to Charles Johnson on the morning of July 13, 2008 / E. Ethelbert Miller ; We are not responsible / Harryette Mullen ; Cells and window : after work by neogeo painter Peter Halley / Marilyn Nelson ; I hear the shuffle of the people's feet / Sterling Plumpp ; Poetic reflections enroute to, and during, the funeral and burial of Henry Dumas, poet, May 29, 1968 / Eugene B. Redmond ; Sweet pea / Ishmael Reed ; Not brought up / Ed Roberson ; Elegy (for MOVE and Philadelphia) / Sonia Sanchez ; x marks the spot / Evie Shockley ; At 59 / Tim Seibles ; NO WOUND OF EXIT / Patricia Smith ; Duende / Tracy K. Smith ; Such a boat of land / Lamont B. Steptoe --
Liturgy / Natasha Trethewey --
Poem for my father / Quincy Troupe --
Li'l Kings / Frank X Walker --
To Malcom X on his second coming / Affa M. Weaver --
For the sky, in which you will one day, belong / Ronaldo V. Wilson --
Blues for Malcom X / Al Young --
Epilogue / statement by the reverend Dr. William Barber II. Elizabeth Alexander --
Amiri Baraka --
Wanda Coleman --
Kwame Dawes --
Toi Derricotte --
Rita Dove --
Camille T. Dungy --
Cornelius Eady --
Kelly Norman Ellis --
Thomas Sayers Ellis --
Nikky Finney --
C.S. Giscombe --
Duriel E. Harris --
Reginald Harris --
Terrance Hayes --
Angela Jackson --
Major Jackson --
Tyehimba Jess --
Patricia Spears Jones --
Douglas Kearney --
Yusef Komunyakaa --
Quraysh Ali Lansana --
Haki Madhubuti --
devorah major --
E. Ethelbert Miller --
Harryette Mullen --
Marilyn Nelson --
Sterling Plumpp --
Eugene B. Redmond --
Ishmael Reed --
Ed Roberson --
Sonia Sanchez --
Evie Shockley --
Tim Seibles --
Patricia Smith --
Tracy K. Smith --
Lamont B. Steptoe --
Natasha Trethewey --
Quincy Troupe --
Frank X Walker --
Afaa M. Weaver --
Ronaldo V. Wilson --
Al Young.
Other Titles: Of poetry and protest
Responsibility: edited and compiled by Philip Cushway and Michael Warr.

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