Vintage Book of African American Poetry

ISBN-10: 0375703004

ISBN-13: 9780375703003

Edition: 2000

Authors: Anthony Walton, Michael S. Harper

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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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List price: $17.00
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: 0.792
Language: English

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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