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The Black Poets

 
 
 
 
The Black Poets
Author: Dudley Randall
ISBN 13: 9780553275636
ISBN 10: 553275631
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: 1985-05-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 384
List Price: $7.99
 
 

"The claim of The Black Poets  to being... an anthology is that it  presents the full range of Black-American poetry,  from the slave songs to the present day. It is  important that folk poetry be included because it is  the root and inspiration of later, literary  poetry. Not only does this book present the full range  of Black poetry, but it presents most poets in  depths, and in some cases presents aspects of a poet  neglected or overlooked before. Gwendolyn Brooks  is represented not only by poems on racial and  domestic themes, but is revealed as a writer of  superb love lyrics. Tuming away from White models and  retuming to their roots has freed Black poets to  create a new poetry. This book records their  progress."—from the Introduction by Dudley  Randall