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"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

About the Author


Dudley Randall (1914–2000) was the director of Broadside Press and a visiting professor of African American poetry at the University of Michigan. He was the editor of The Black Poets.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780553275636
ISBN-10: 0553275631
Publisher: Bantam
Publication Date: April 1st, 1985
Pages: 384
Language: English