Download or read book Shake Loose My Skin written by Sonia Sanchez and published by Beacon Press. This book was released on 2012-06-12 with total page 113 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An extraordinary retrospective covering over thirty years of work, Shake Loose My Skin is a stunning testament to the literary, sensual, and political powers of the award-winning Sonia Sanchez.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century written by Eric L. Haralson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-01-21 with total page 866 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.
Download or read book Twentieth-Century American Poetry written by Christopher MacGowan and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by a leading authority on William Carlos Williams, this book provides a wide-ranging and stimulating guide to twentieth-century American poetry. A wide-ranging and stimulating critical guide to twentieth-century American poetry. Written by a leading authority on the innovative modernist poet, William Carlos Williams. Explores the material, historical and social contexts in which twentieth-century American poetry was produced. Includes a biographical dictionary of major writers with extended entries on poets ranging from Robert Frost to Adrienne Rich. Contains a section on key texts considering major works, such as ‘The Waste Land’, ‘North & South’, ‘Howl’ and ‘Ariel’. The final section draws out key themes, such as American poetry, politics and war, and the process of anthologizing at the end of the century.
Download or read book Writing African American Women written by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 1034 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Writing African American Women: K-Z written by Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 508 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Contributors look at the writers and their works from a feminist-womanist perspective, and address issues relating to race, class, and gender. Topical entries, e.g., "Work," "Protest Tradition," "Religion," "The Use of Myth," and "Memory," provide a rich context for the literature."--Choice review.
Download or read book Black Studies as Human Studies written by Joyce A. Joyce and published by SUNY Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the interdisciplinary dimensions of black studies.
Download or read book Global Circuits of Blackness written by Jean Muteba Rahier and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2022-08-15 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Global Circuits of Blackness is a sophisticated analysis of the interlocking diasporic connections between Africa, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. A diverse and gifted group of scholars delve into the contradictions of diasporic identity by examining at close range the encounters of different forms of blackness converging on the global scene. Contributors examine the many ways blacks have been misrecognized in a variety of contexts. They also explore how, as a direct result of transnational networking and processes of friction, blacks have deployed diasporic consciousness to interpellate forms of white supremacy that have naturalized black inferiority, inhumanity, and abjection. Various essays document the antagonism between African Americans and Africans regarding heritage tourism in West Africa, discuss the interaction between different forms of blackness in Toronto's Caribana Festival, probe the impact of the Civil Rights movement in America on diasporic communities elsewhere, and assess the anxiety about HIV and AIDS within black communities. The volume demonstrates that diaspora is a floating revelation of black consciousness that brings together, in a single space, dimensions of difference in forms and content of representations, practices, and meanings of blackness. Diaspora imposes considerable flexibility in what would otherwise be place-bound fixities. Contributors are Marlon M. Bailey, Jung Ran Forte, Reena N. Goldthree, Percy C. Hintzen, Lyndon Phillip, Andrea Queeley, Jean Muteba Rahier, Stéphane Robolin, and Felipe Smith.
Download or read book African-American Poets written by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2010 with total page 203 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of African American poets of the late twentieth century to the newly established and emerging voices of today, including, Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, and more.
Download or read book The Vintage Book of African American Poetry written by Michael S. Harper and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry, editors Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, struggle, power, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets. From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence Dunbar . . . the rigorous wisdom of Gwendolyn Brooks...the chiseled modernism of Robert Hayden...the extraordinary prosody of Sterling A. Brown...the breathtaking, expansive narratives of Rita Dove...the plaintive rhapsodies of an imprisoned Elderidge Knight . . . The postmodern artistry of Yusef Komunyaka. Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser-known artists whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements--and changed forever our national literature and the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, The Vintage Book of African-American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to students, educators, and all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.
Download or read book The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English written by Jeremy Noel-Tod and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2013-05-23 with total page 727 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.
Download or read book Contemporary American Ethnic Poets written by Linda Cullum and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2004 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alphabetically arranged entries explore the lives and works of seventy-five contemporary poets representing a dozen different ethnic backgrounds.
Download or read book Literary Divas written by Heather Covington and published by Amber Books Publishing. This book was released on 2006 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: These divas represent the voices of past and future generations, such as Tyra Banks, Terry McMillan, Harriette Cole, Maya Angelou, Iyanla Vanzant, Nikki Giovanni, Dawn Davis, Adrienne Ingrum, Carol Mackey, Oprah Winfrey, Rosa Parks, Shirley Chisholm, Coretta Scott King, Zora Neal Hurston, and Octavia Butler.
Download or read book The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry written by Arnold Rampersad and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2005-10-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For over two centuries, black poets have created verse that captures the sorrows, joys, and triumphs of the African-American experience. Reflecting their variety of visions and styles, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry aims to offer nothing less than a definitive literary portrait of a people. Here are poems by writers as different as Paul Laurence Dunbar and W.E.B. Du Bois; Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes; Gwendolyn Brooks and Amiri Baraka; Rita Dove and Harryette Mullen; Yusef Komunyakaa and Nathaniel Mackey. Acclaimed as a biographer and editor, Arnold Rampersad groups these poems as meditations on key issues in black culture, including the idea of Africa; the South; slavery; protest and resistance; the black man, woman, and child; sexuality and love; music and religion; spirituality; death and transcendence. With their often starkly contrasting visions and styles, these poets illuminate some of the more controversial and intimate aspects of the black American experience. Poetry here is not only or mainly a vehicle of protest but also an exploration of the complex and tender subtleties of black culture. One section offers tributes to celebrated leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Malcolm X, but many more reflect the heroism compelled by everyday black life. The variety of poetic forms and language captures the brilliant essence of English as mastered by black Americans dedicated to the art of poetry. Loving and yet also honest and unsparing, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry is for readers who treasure both poetry and the genius of black America.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Literature written by Tarshia L. Stanley and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hip Hop literature, also known as urban fiction or street lit, is a type of writing evocative of the harsh realities of life in the inner city. Beginning with seminal works by such writers as Donald Goines and Iceberg Slim and culminating in contemporary fiction, autobiography, and poetry, Hip Hop literature is exerting the same kind of influence as Hip Hop music, fashion, and culture. Through more than 180 alphabetically arranged entries, this encyclopedia surveys the world of Hip Hop literature and places it in its social and cultural contexts. Entries cite works for further reading, and a bibliography concludes the volume. Coverage includes authors, genres, and works, as well as on the musical artists, fashion designers, directors, and other figures who make up the context of Hip Hop literature. Entries cite works for further reading, and the encyclopedia concludes with a selected, general bibliography. Students in literature classes will value this guide to an increasingly popular body of literature, while students in social studies classes will welcome its illumination of American cultural diversity.
Download or read book The Ringing Ear written by Nikky Finney and published by University of Georgia Press. This book was released on 2007 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: More than one hundred contemporary black poets laugh at and cry about, pray for and curse, flee and return to the South in this collection of poems, which features contributions by Nikki Giovanni, Kevin Young, Cornelius Eady, Sonia Sanchez, and other notables. Simultaneous.
Download or read book Who's who in Twentieth-century World Poetry written by Mark Willhardt and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 372 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains profiles and critical analysis of the works for over nine hundred twentieth century poets.
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to American Civil Rights Literature written by Julie Armstrong and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-02 with total page 241 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion brings together leading scholars to examine the significant traditions, genres, and themes of civil rights literature.