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The Resource Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945, edited by Michael Harper and Anthony Walton

Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945, edited by Michael Harper and Anthony Walton

Label
Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945
Title
Every shut eye ain't asleep
Title remainder
an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945
Statement of responsibility
edited by Michael Harper and Anthony Walton
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep is a a rich collection of the work of post-World War II African-American poets. It brings together the voices of the most important African-American poets of our time, beginning with the highly influential Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks, and covers an astonishing range of styles and techniques. With more than 200 poems included, there are "conventional" masterpieces - virtuoso "color-blind" poems in the tradition of Wordsworth, Keats, and Stevens - as well as a spectrum of passionate and personal pieces rooted in African-American culture and experience. This extraordinary body of poetry is the flowering of an artistic tradition established earlier in this century by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. The newer work comprises many different visions, ranging from the chiseled and layered modernism of Jay Wright to the plain-spoken ferocity of Sonia Sanchez, from the dazzling witticisms of Ishmael Reed to the plangent lyricism of Rita Dove. What this poetry has in common is its origin in African-American life and culture, its soul-stirring power, and the fact that, to date, the best of it has never been collected in one volume
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.54080896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS591.N4
LC item number
E94 1994b
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1938-2016
  • 1960-
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  • Harper, Michael S.
  • Walton, Anthony
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
Label
Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945, edited by Michael Harper and Anthony Walton
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780316347129.pdf
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Robert Hayden (1913-1980) -- Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917) -- Gloria Oden (b. 1923) -- Mari Evans (b. 1923) -- Dolores Kendrick (b. 1927) -- Raymond Patterson (b. 1929) -- Derek Walcott (b. 1930) -- Etheridge Knight (1931-1991) -- Gerald Barrax (b. 1933) -- Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) -- Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) -- Audre Lorde (1934-1992) -- Jay Wright (b. 1935) -- Lucille Clifton (b. 1936) -- Jayne Cortez (b. ca. 1936) -- Clarence Major (b. 1936) -- Ishmael Reed (b. 1938) -- Michael S. Harper (b. 1938) -- Al Young (b. 1939) -- Haki Madhubuti (b. 1942) -- Sherley Anne Williams (b. 1944) -- Ralph Dickey (1945-1972) -- Calvin Forbes (b. 1945) -- Marilyn Nelson Waniek (b. 1946) -- Al (b. 1947) -- Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) -- George Barlow (b. 1948) -- Christopher Gilbert (b. 1948) -- Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1948) -- Melvin Dixon (1950-1992) -- Rita Dove (b. 1952) -- Thylias Moss (b. 1954) -- Cornelius Eady (b. 1954) -- Reuben Jackson (b. 1956) -- Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1962)
Control code
ocm28021724
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 327 pages
Isbn
9780316347105
Lccn
93010788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 466699
Label
Every shut eye ain't asleep : an anthology of poetry by African Americans since 1945, edited by Michael Harper and Anthony Walton
Link
http://www.gbv.de/dms/bowker/toc/9780316347129.pdf
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 317-322) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Robert Hayden (1913-1980) -- Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917) -- Gloria Oden (b. 1923) -- Mari Evans (b. 1923) -- Dolores Kendrick (b. 1927) -- Raymond Patterson (b. 1929) -- Derek Walcott (b. 1930) -- Etheridge Knight (1931-1991) -- Gerald Barrax (b. 1933) -- Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) -- Imamu Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) -- Audre Lorde (1934-1992) -- Jay Wright (b. 1935) -- Lucille Clifton (b. 1936) -- Jayne Cortez (b. ca. 1936) -- Clarence Major (b. 1936) -- Ishmael Reed (b. 1938) -- Michael S. Harper (b. 1938) -- Al Young (b. 1939) -- Haki Madhubuti (b. 1942) -- Sherley Anne Williams (b. 1944) -- Ralph Dickey (1945-1972) -- Calvin Forbes (b. 1945) -- Marilyn Nelson Waniek (b. 1946) -- Al (b. 1947) -- Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) -- George Barlow (b. 1948) -- Christopher Gilbert (b. 1948) -- Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1948) -- Melvin Dixon (1950-1992) -- Rita Dove (b. 1952) -- Thylias Moss (b. 1954) -- Cornelius Eady (b. 1954) -- Reuben Jackson (b. 1956) -- Elizabeth Alexander (b. 1962)
Control code
ocm28021724
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 327 pages
Isbn
9780316347105
Lccn
93010788
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(Sirsi) 466699

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