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American Negro Poetry


Revised and updated edition of the standard anthology of Negro poetry in America.

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
The Pageturner

So So Collection of Black Poetry

by The Pageturner on Jan 3, 2009

This book is not mediocre, but it isn't amazing. It has a nice little collection of poetry in it which includes all of Frank Horne's "Notes Found Near a Suicide" and a nice sum of Claude McKay poetry. Unfortunately, I couldn't find Phillis Wheatley in there. It covers a good portion of Harlem Renaissance poems, but that is really all that makes this a book of quality. I would recommend "The Black Poets" edited by Dudly Randall if you would like a more diverse collection of poems which range from enslavement to the 1960's. This book seems to be set in one time period, but it is still a great book to read.

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