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    Vintage Book of African American Poetry

    ISBN-10: 0375703004
    ISBN-13: 9780375703003
    Edition: 2000
    Description: The volume assemblesthe history of black poets in America. This burgeoning literature has encompassed many different styles and visions which have been arranged in this anthology.
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    Copyright Year: 2000
    Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
    Publication Date: 2/15/2000
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 448
    Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 1.034
    Language: English

    The volume assemblesthe history of black poets in America. This burgeoning literature has encompassed many different styles and visions which have been arranged in this anthology.

    An Address to Miss Phillis Wheatly, Ethiopian Poetess
    An Evening Thought: Salvation by Christ, with Penetential Cries
    A Mathematical Problem in Verse
    On Being Brought from Africa to America
    To S.M., a Young African Painter, on Seeing His Works
    On the Death of the Rev. Mr. George Whitefield
    A Farewell to America
    An Hymn to the Morning
    An Hymn to the Evening
    On Liberty and Slavery
    On Hearing of the Intention of a Gentleman to Purchase the Poet's Freedom
    Early Affection
    George Moses Horton, Myself
    The Slave's Complaint
    To Eliza
    Vincent Oge
    Lines on the Death of John Quincy Adams
    The Slave Mother
    Let the Light Enter
    The Slave Auction
    Songs for the People
    President Lincoln's Proclamation of Freedom
    A Double Standard
    Bible Defence of Slavery
    Bury Me in a Free Land
    Learning to Read
    Dr. Booker T. Washington to the National Negro Business League
    Frederick Douglass
    Ned's Psalm of Life for the Negro
    The Don't-Care Negro
    William Lloyd Garrison
    O Black and Unknown Bards
    Go Down Death (A Funeral Sermon)
    Sence You Went Away
    The Creation (A Negro Sermon)
    The Glory of Day Was in Her Face
    When Malindy Sings
    A Negro Love Song
    We Wear the Mask
    Robert Gould Shaw
    Frederick Douglass
    An Ante-Bellum Sermon
    A Plea
    Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes
    The House of Falling Leaves
    The Watchers
    Letter to My Sister
    White Things
    Lines to a Nasturtium
    The Heart of a Woman
    I Want to Die While You Love Me
    Little Son
    Old Black Men
    If We Must Die
    The White House
    The Harlem Dancer
    The Tropics in New York
    Cotton Song
    Evening Song
    Georgia Dusk
    Harvest Song
    November Cotton Flower
    Dark Symphony
    After Winter
    Frankie and Johnny
    Long Track Blues
    Ma Rainey
    Odyssey of Big Boy
    Old Lem
    Seeking Religion
    Slim Greer
    Slim in Atlanta
    Slim in Hell
    Southern Road
    Strong Men
    To a Certain Lady, in Her Garden
    To a Dark Girl
    Christ in Alabama
    Dream Variations
    Harlem Night Song
    Harlem Sweeties
    House in the World
    Madam and the Rent Man
    Mother to Son
    Passing Love
    Suicide's Note
    The Negro Speaks of Rivers
    Theme for English B
    A Brown Girl Dead
    Yet Do I Marvel
    From the Dark Tower
    Uncle Jim
    Death to the Poor
    Four Epitaphs
    A Negro Mother's Lullaby
    Saturday's Child
    Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song
    Ice Storm
    Those Winter Sundays
    A Plague of Starlings
    Frederick Douglass
    Homage to the Empress of the Blues
    Paul Laurence Dunbar
    A Letter from Phillis Wheatley
    The Islands
    For My People
    Molly Means
    October Journey
    The Bean Eaters
    Sadie and Maud
    A Song in the Front Yard
    Of De Witt Williams on His Way to Lincoln Cemetery
    We Real Cool
    The Mother
    To Be in Love
    Beverly Hills, Chicago
    To an Old Black Woman, Homeless and Indistinct
    The Blackstone Rangers
    Battle Report
    Grandfather Was Queer, Too
    Walking Parker Home
    Jail Poems
    Twenty-six Ways of Looking at a Blackman
    God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen Part II
    The Bounty
    The Idea of Ancestry
    For Freckle-Faced Gerald
    Dark Prophecy: I Sing of Shine
    Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
    from Hymn to Lanie Poo: Each Morning
    A Short Speech to My Friends'
    Three Modes of History and Culture
    Black Art
    Black Bourgeoisie
    But What Can You Teach My Daughter
    Revolution Is One Form of Social Change
    Reflections After the June 12th March for Disarmament
    miss rosie
    the lost baby poem
    light on my mother's tongue
    to ms. ann
    why some people be mad at me sometimes
    to my friend, jerina
    white lady
    4/30/92 for rodney king
    Journey to the Place of Ghosts
    Boleros 19
    The Healing Improvisation of Hair
    The Albuquerque Graveyard
    Love in the Weather's Bells
    Meta-A and the A of Absolutes
    The Lake in Central Park
    Desire's Persistence
    Dear John, Dear Coltrane
    For Bud
    We Assume: On the Death of Our Son, Reuben Masai Harper
    Here Where Coltrane Is
    Last Affair: Bessie's Blues Song
    Br'er Sterling and the Rocker
    Nightmare Begins Responsibility
    In Hayden's Collage
    Angola (Louisiana)
    The Ghost of Soul-making
    My Father's Face
    Paul Laurence Dunbar in the Tenderloin
    I Am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra
    The Reactionary Poet
    Dance of the Infidels
    How the Rainbow Works
    The Blues Don't Change
    How Stars Start
    From Bowling Green
    Leaving Syracuse
    Before Making Love
    On the Turning Up of Unidentified Black Female Corpses
    Invisible Dreams
    We Walk the Way of the New World
    the self-hatred of don l. lee
    Letters from a New England Negro
    My Grandfather Walks in the Woods
    Emily Dickinson's Defunct
    Tuskegee Airfield
    Untitled Blues
    Elegy for Thelonious
    Between Days
    Facing It
    February in Sydney
    My Father's Love Letters
    Winged Abyss
    Black Snake Visitation
    Deep Song
    Dayton, O., the 50's and 60's
    "Teach Us to Number Our Days"
    The Event
    Weathering Out
    The Great Palace of Versailles
    A Reconsideration of the Blackbird
    Landscape with Saxophonist
    Lessons from a Mirror
    The Undertaker's Daughter Feels Neglect
    Crows in a Strong Wind
    Muddy Waters and the Chicago Blues
    Travelin' Shoes
    Aubade for Eve Under the Arbor
    Celestial Mechanics
    The Lovesong of Emmett Till
    The Summer Was Too Long
    The Venus Hottentot
    Narrative: Ali
    Narcissus in Plato's Cave
    Tantalus in May
    Selected Bibliographies
    Permissions Acknowledgments

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