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Every Goodbye Ain't Gone : An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans

By: Nielsen, Aldon Lynn.
Contributor(s): Ramey, Lauri.
Material type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Modern and Contemporary Poetics: Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (330 p.).ISBN: 9780817382131.Subject(s): African Americans | American poetry - African American authors | American poetry -- African American authors.African Americans -- PoetryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Every Goodbye Ain't Gone : An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African AmericansDDC classification: 811.008/0896073 | 811.54080896073 LOC classification: PS591PS591.N4PS591.N4E937 2006Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Introduction; Lloyd Addison; William Anderson; Russell Atkins; Amiri Baraka; Jodi Braxton; Harold Carrington; Stephen Chambers; Jayne Cortez; Lawrence S. Cumberbatch; Rudy Bee Graham; William J. Harris; De Leon Harrison; David Henderson; Calvin Hernton; Joseph Jarman; Ted Joans; Percy Johnston; Stephen Jonas; June Jordan; Bob Kaufman; Elouise Loftin; N. J. Loftis; Clarence Major; Leroy McLucas; Oliver Pitcher; Tom Postell; Norman H. Pritchard; Helen Quigless; Ishmael Reed; Ed Roberson; A. B. Spellman; Primus St. John; Glenn Stokes; Cecil Taylor; Lorenzo Thomas; Melvin B. Tolson
Gloria TroppTom Weatherly; first monday scottsboro alabama; Contributors; Acknowledgments
Summary: Showcases brilliant and experimental work in African American poetry.   Just prior to the Second World War, and even more explosively in the 1950s and 1960s, a far-reaching revolution in aesthetics and prosody by black poets ensued, some working independently and others in organized groups. Little of this new work was reflected in the anthologies and syllabi of college English courses of the period. Even during the 1970s, when African American literature began to receive substantial critical attention, the work of many experimental black poets continued to be neglected. Every Goodbye Ain't Gone presents the groundbreaking work of many of these poets who carried on the innovative legacies of Melvin Tolson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Robert Hayden. Whereas poetry by such key figures such as Amiri Baraka, Tolson, Jayne Cortez, Clarence Major, and June Jordan is represented, this anthology also elevates into view the work of less studied poets such as  Russell Atkins, Jodi Braxton, David Henderson, Bob Kaufman, Stephen Jonas, and Elouise Loftin. Many of the poems collected in the volume are currently unavailable and some will appear in print here for the first time. Coeditors Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey provide a critical introduction that situates the poems historically and highlights the ways such poetry has been obscured from view by recent critical and academic practices. The result is a record of experimentation, instigation, and innovation that links contemporary African American poetry to its black modernist roots and extends the terms of modern poetics into the future.                    
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Contents; Introduction; Lloyd Addison; William Anderson; Russell Atkins; Amiri Baraka; Jodi Braxton; Harold Carrington; Stephen Chambers; Jayne Cortez; Lawrence S. Cumberbatch; Rudy Bee Graham; William J. Harris; De Leon Harrison; David Henderson; Calvin Hernton; Joseph Jarman; Ted Joans; Percy Johnston; Stephen Jonas; June Jordan; Bob Kaufman; Elouise Loftin; N. J. Loftis; Clarence Major; Leroy McLucas; Oliver Pitcher; Tom Postell; Norman H. Pritchard; Helen Quigless; Ishmael Reed; Ed Roberson; A. B. Spellman; Primus St. John; Glenn Stokes; Cecil Taylor; Lorenzo Thomas; Melvin B. Tolson

Gloria TroppTom Weatherly; first monday scottsboro alabama; Contributors; Acknowledgments

Showcases brilliant and experimental work in African American poetry.   Just prior to the Second World War, and even more explosively in the 1950s and 1960s, a far-reaching revolution in aesthetics and prosody by black poets ensued, some working independently and others in organized groups. Little of this new work was reflected in the anthologies and syllabi of college English courses of the period. Even during the 1970s, when African American literature began to receive substantial critical attention, the work of many experimental black poets continued to be neglected. Every Goodbye Ain't Gone presents the groundbreaking work of many of these poets who carried on the innovative legacies of Melvin Tolson, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Robert Hayden. Whereas poetry by such key figures such as Amiri Baraka, Tolson, Jayne Cortez, Clarence Major, and June Jordan is represented, this anthology also elevates into view the work of less studied poets such as  Russell Atkins, Jodi Braxton, David Henderson, Bob Kaufman, Stephen Jonas, and Elouise Loftin. Many of the poems collected in the volume are currently unavailable and some will appear in print here for the first time. Coeditors Aldon Lynn Nielsen and Lauri Ramey provide a critical introduction that situates the poems historically and highlights the ways such poetry has been obscured from view by recent critical and academic practices. The result is a record of experimentation, instigation, and innovation that links contemporary African American poetry to its black modernist roots and extends the terms of modern poetics into the future.                    

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Aldon Lynn Nielsen is Kelly Professor of American Literature at The Pennsylvania State University and author of Black Chant: Languages of African American Postmodernism and Integral Music: Languages of African American Innovation. Lauri Ramey is Associate Professor of English at California State University, Los Angeles, and author of Black British Writing and Sea Change.

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