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Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry

ISBN: 9780820334318

Contributors: Dungy, Camille T (Editor)
Alexander, Elizabeth (Contribution by)
Aubert, Alvin (Contribution by)
Barrax, Gerald (Contribution by)
Bingham, Remica (Contribution by)
Cassells, Cyrus (Contribution by)
Clifton, Estate Of Lucille (Contribution by)
Coleman, Wanda (Contribution by)
Derricotte, Toi (Contribution by)
Dove, Rita (Contribution by)
Dunbar, Paul Laurence (Contribution by)
Eady, Cornelius (Contribution by)
Ellis, Thomas Sayers (Contribution by)
Gabbin, Joanne (Contribution by)
Giovanni, Nikki (Contribution by)
Hamilton, Kendra Yvette (Contribution by)
Hayes, Terrance (Contribution by)
Hill, Sean (Contribution by)
Hughes, Langston (Contribution by)
Jackson, Major (Contribution by)
Jeffers, Honorée Fanonne (Contribution by)
Kearney, Douglas (Contribution by)
Komunyakaa, Yusef (Contribution by)
Major, Clarence (Contribution by)
McMorris, Mark (Contribution by)
Miller, E (Contribution by)
Moon, Kamilah Aisha (Contribution by)
Moor, Indigo (Contribution by)
Moore, Lenard (Contribution by)
Moss, Thylias (Contribution by)
Mullen, Harryette (Contribution by)
Pardlo, Gregory (Contribution by)
Parker-Ohene, Cynthia (Contribution by)
Phillips, Carl (Contribution by)
Pruitt, Stephanie (Contribution by)
Rankine, Claudia (Contribution by)
Seibles, Tim (Contribution by)
Shockley, Evie (Contribution by)
Smith, Patricia (Contribution by)
Toomer, Jean (Contribution by)
Trethewey, Natasha (Contribution by)
Walker, Alice (Contribution by)
Walker, Frank X (Contribution by)
Walker, Margaret (Contribution by)
Weaver, Afaa (Contribution by)
Young, Al (Contribution by)
Alexander, Kwame (Contribution by)
Betts, Tara (Contribution by)
Bontemps, Arna (Contribution by)
Book, Shane (Contribution by)
Brooks, Gwendolyn (Contribution by)
Brown, Sterling a (Contribution by)
Dixon, Melvin (Contribution by)
Dunbar-Nelson, Alice Ruth Moore (Contribution by)
Emanuel, James a (Contribution by)
Fauset, Jessie Redmon (Contribution by)
Gay, Ross (Contribution by)
Giscombe, C S (Contribution by)
Griffiths, Rachel Eliza (Contribution by)
Hardy, Myronn (Contribution by)
Harper, Michael S (Contribution by)
Harrington, Janice N (Contribution by)
Hayden, Robert (Contribution by)
Horton, George Moses (Contribution by)
Howard, Ravi (Contribution by)
Johnson, Amaud Jamaul (Contribution by)
Johnson, Helene (Contribution by)
Johnson, James Weldon (Contribution by)
Jones, Patricia Spears (Contribution by)
Jordan, June (Contribution by)
Kocher, Ruth Ellen (Contribution by)
Lorde, Audre (Contribution by)
Major, Devorah (Contribution by)
McCallum, Shara (Contribution by)
McClellan, George Marion (Contribution by)
McKay, Claude (Contribution by)
Nelson, Marilyn (Contribution by)
Patterson, G E (Contribution by)
Reed, Ishmael (Contribution by)
Roberson, Ed (Contribution by)
Saloy, Mona Lisa (Contribution by)
Shepherd, Reginald (Contribution by)
Spencer, Anne (Contribution by)
Thomas, Amber Flora (Contribution by)
Tolson, Melvin B (Contribution by)
Touré, Askia M (Contribution by)
Walters, Wendy S (Contribution by)
Walton, Anthony (Contribution by)
Wheatley, Phillis (Contribution by)
Whitman, Albery (Contribution by)
Williams, Sherley Anne (Contribution by)
Wright, Richard (Contribution by)
Wynn, Toni (Contribution by)

Publisher: University of Georgia Press, 2009

Binding: Paperback (Readerbound Available)

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The first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which they participated. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics.

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