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I am the darker brother : an anthology of modern poems by African Americans  Cover Image Book Book

I am the darker brother : an anthology of modern poems by African Americans

Adoff, Arnold (Added Author). Andrews, Benny, 1930-2006 (Added Author).

Item details

  • ISBN: 0689808690 (ps)
  • ISBN: 9780689808692 (ps)
  • ISBN: 0689812418 (hc)
  • ISBN: 9780689812415 (hc)
  • Physical Description: print
    207 p. : ill ; 18 cm.
  • Edition: [Rev ed.], 1st Aladdin pbk. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 1997.

Contents / Notes

General Note:
Rev. ed. of: I am the darker brother. New York : Macmillan, 1968.
The rev. ed. includes 21 new poems and 19 additional poets.
Includes indexes.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: Notes from a darker sister / Rudine Sims Bishop -- Foreword: The poem speaks / Nikki Giovanni -- Like I am. Me and the mule / Langston Hughes -- The rebel / Mari Evans -- We real cool / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Cross / Langston Hughes -- Aunt Jane Allen / Fenton Johnston -- The whipping; Those winter Sundays / Robert Hayden -- Flash cards / Rita Dove -- Nikki-Rosa / Nikki Giovanni -- A song in the front yard / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Flowers of darkness / Frank Marshall Davis -- Juke box love song / Langston Hughes -- The glory of the day was in her face / James Weldon Johnson -- Bronzeville man with a belt in the back / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Madhouse / Calvin C. Hernton -- Ka'Ba / Amiri Baraka -- For poets / Al Young -- Genealogy. Each morning / Amiri Baraka -- A moment please / Samuel Allen (Paul Vesey) -- The Negro speaks of rivers / Langston Hughes -- Southern mansion / Arna Bontemps -- O Daedalus, fly away home / Robert Hayden -- October journey / Margaret Walker -- Dust bowl / Robert A. Davis -- A ballad of remembrance ; Middle passage / Robert Hayden -- The idea of ancestry / Etheridge Knight -- Blackbottom / Toi Derricotte -- now poem. for us. / Sonia Sanchez -- Our grandmothers / Maya Angelou -- Shall be remembered. Frederick Douglass ; Runagate Runagate / Robert Hayden -- Memorial wreath / Dudley Randall -- Vaticide / Myron O'Higgins -- A poem for Black hearts / Amiri Baraka -- For Malcolm who walks in the eyes of our children / Quincy Troupe -- To Richard Wright / Conrad Kent Rivers -- American gothic / Samuel Allen (Paul Vesey) -- When Mahalia sings / Quandra Prettyman -- Yardbird's skull / Owen Dodson -- Montgomery / Sam Cornish -- Here where Coltrane is / Michael S. Harper -- Martin Luther King Jr. / Gwendolyn Brooks -- If we must die. If we must die ; The lynching / Claude McKay -- "So quietly" / Leslie Pinckney Hill -- The daybreakers / Arna Bontemps -- Song for a dark girl / Langston Hughes -- Old Lem / Sterling A. Brown -- Between the world and me / Richard Wright -- When I know the power of my Black hand / Lance Jeffers -- Lynching and burning / Primus St. John -- Endangered species / Al -- I am the darker brother. I, too, sing America / Langston Hughes -- A Black man speaks of reaping / Arna Bontemps -- From the dark tower / Countree Cullen -- On passing two Negroes on a dark country road somewhere in Georgia / Conrad Kent Rivers -- Beehive / Jena Toomer -- Tired / Fenton Johnson -- Sympathy / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Sorrow is the only faithful one / Owen Dodson -- If the stars should fall / Samuel Allen (Paul Vesey) -- For a lady I know ; Incident / Countree Cullen -- We wear the mask / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Hokku : in the falling snow / Richard Wright -- Yet do I marvel / Countree Cullen -- The train runs late to Harlem / Conrad Kent Rivers -- Award / Ray Durem -- Status symbol / Mari Evans -- Black is a soul / Joseph White -- Jacket notes / Ishmael Reed -- The hope of your unborn. The still voice of Harlem / Conrad Kent Rivers -- Dream variation / Langston Hughes -- Listen children / Lucille Clifton -- change-up / Haki Madhubuti -- Suicide / Alice Walker -- For each of you / Audre Lorde -- The men / E. Ethelbert Miller -- Poems for my brother Kenneth VII / Owen Dodson -- In time of crisis / Raymond Richard Patterson -- The noonday April sun / George Love -- After the winter / Claude McKay -- Four sheets to the wind and a one-way ticket to France / Conrad Kent Rivers -- For my people / Margaret Walker -- Afterword : thirty years after words.
Subject: American poetry African American authors
African Americans Poetry
American poetry 20th century

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