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Angles of ascent : a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry, edited by Charles Henry Rowell

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Angles of ascent : a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry
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Angles of ascent
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a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry
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edited by Charles Henry Rowell
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"This landmark anthology brings together for the first time more than three hundred poems by over seventy African American poets, including Gwendolyn Brooks, Robert Hayden, Ai, Toi Derricotte, Rita Dove, Elizabeth Alexander, Natasha Tretheway, Major Jackson, and Kevin Young. Angles of Ascent looks to the immediate past of contemporary African American poetry, including the influence of Modernism in the 1950's and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960's, before turning toward the current thriving literary sceneand beyond. General readers and specialists alike will treasure this collection for its diverse readings of humanity by modern and contemporary African American poets as well as its comprehensive introductions and commentary."--
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Contents
  • For a young artist
  • Elegies for Paradise Valley
  • A letter from Phillis Wheatley
  • Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966)
  • from
  • Harlem Gallery
  • Chi
  • The 1960s and beyond
  • The Black arts movement
  • Amiri Baraka (1934- )
  • Part 1:
  • Black art
  • In memory of radio
  • An agony. as now.
  • A poem for Black hearts
  • AM/TRAK
  • Mari Evans (1923- )
  • I am a Black woman
  • Nikki Giovanni (1943- )
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Precursors
  • Bobb Hamilton (1928-1998)
  • Poem to a nigger cop
  • David Henderson (1942- )
  • Downtown-boy uptown
  • Calvin C. Hernton (1932-2001)
  • The distant drum
  • Haki Madhubuti (1942- )
  • But he was cool, or : he even stopped for green lights
  • Larry Neal (1937-1981)
  • Malcolm X -- an autobiography
  • Modernists, 1940s to 1960s
  • Carolyn Rodgers (1940-2010)
  • how i got ovah
  • Breakthrough
  • Sonia Sanchez (1934- )
  • Homecoming
  • Malcolm
  • blk/rhetoric
  • A poem for my father
  • Poem no. 3
  • Towhomitmayconcern
  • Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
  • A.B. Spellman (1935- )
  • I looked & saw history caught
  • Edward S. Spriggs (1934- )
  • For Brother Malcolm
  • The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith
  • Riot
  • Boy breaking glass
  • Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
  • Jayne Cortez (1936- )
  • Solo finger solo
  • In the morning
  • Michael S. Harper (1938- )
  • The yellow dishes
  • Yaddo, Mrs. Ames & Black men
  • Coliseum pool, 1960 (dream)
  • Don't explain : a ballad played by Dexter Gordon
  • June Jordan (1936-2002)
  • What would I do white?
  • The 1960s and beyond : outside the Black arts movement
  • Current events
  • Adreinne's poem : on the dialectics of the diatonic scale
  • Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)
  • from
  • Jail poems
  • Battle report
  • I have folded my sorrows
  • Walking Parker home
  • African dream
  • Etheridge Knight (1931-1991)
  • Gerald Barrax (1933- )
  • The violent space (or when your sister sleeps around for money)
  • The idea of ancestry
  • Hard rock returns to prison from the hospital for the criminal insane
  • Belly song
  • Audre Lorde (1934-1992)
  • Coal
  • To my daughter the junkie on a train
  • Fishing the white water
  • Clarence Major (1936- )
  • On watching a caterpillar become a butterfly
  • Eagle. Tiger. Whale.
  • The great horned owl
  • Clay Bison in a cave
  • Territorial claims
  • Colleen J. McElroy (1935- )
  • Paris subway tango
  • Crossing the Rubicon at Seventy
  • Ishmael Reed (1938- )
  • I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra
  • The Pope replies to the Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Ed Roberson (1939- )
  • King : April 4, 1968
  • Sit in what city we're in
  • Eclogue
  • Ntozake Shange (1948- )
  • my father is a retired magician
  • nappy edges (a cross country sojourn)
  • Primus St. John (1939- )
  • The cigar maker
  • Trap a Congo
  • Catch and release
  • Lorenzo Thomas (1944-2005)
  • Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)
  • Onion bucket
  • Downtown boom
  • Alice Walker (1944- )
  • Revolutionary Petunias
  • On stripping bark from myself
  • Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999)
  • from
  • letters from a New England Negro
  • Mrs. Josiah Harris / August 25, 1867
  • Miss Ann Spencer / August 30, 1867 ; October 22, 1867 ; November 24, 1867 ; February 15, 1868
  • lazarus
  • Al Young (1939- )
  • The song turning back into itself3
  • Ravel : Bolero
  • A dance for Ma Rainey
  • leda 1,2,3
  • far memory
  • Sally Hemings to Thomas Jefferson
  • Wild Indigo, because
  • The white iris beautifies me
  • Wanda Coleman (1946- )
  • Ars poetica
  • Bedtime story
  • American Sonnet (17)
  • American sonnet (54)
  • Toi Derricotte (1941- )
  • Holy cross hospital
  • Part 2:
  • The weakness
  • Invisible dreams
  • The minks
  • Melvine Dixon (1950-1992)
  • Climbing Montmartre
  • Paring potatoes
  • Turning forty in the 90's
  • Heartbeats
  • Rita Dove (1952- )
  • Nestor's bathtub
  • Heirs
  • History
  • The fish in the stone
  • Daystar
  • Heroes
  • American smooth
  • Hattie McDaniel arrives at the coconut grove
  • The bridgetower
  • Cornelius Eady (1954- )
  • Photo of Miles Davis at Lennies-on-the-Turnpike, 1968
  • Crows in a strong wind
  • First wave, post-1960s
  • Christopher Gilbert (1949-2007)
  • She
  • Absentee landlord
  • Touching
  • C.S. Giscombe (1950- )
  • The northernmost road
  • The 1200N road, going East
  • Jewelle Gomez (1948- )
  • My chakabuku mama (a comic tale)
  • El beso
  • Ai (1947-2010)
  • Angela Jackson (1951- )
  • The love of travellers (Doris, Sandra and Sheryl)
  • Two trains
  • Ida rewrites
  • Gayl Jones (1949- )
  • Deep song
  • Foxes
  • Composition with guitar and apples
  • Patricia Spears Jones (1951- )
  • Wearing my red silk Chinese jacket
  • Hoover, Edgar J.
  • Thanksgiving
  • Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- )
  • Venus's-flytraps
  • Conversations
  • The curious journey of Ulysses Paradeece after a hurricane
  • Cyrus Cassells (1957- )
  • Requiem
  • Nathaniel Mackey (1947- )
  • Song of the andoumboulou : 16
  • Glenn on Monk's Mountain
  • Sound and severance
  • Thylias Moss (1954- )
  • The day before Kindergarten : Taluca, Alabama, 1959
  • Timex remembered
  • One for all newborns
  • Mulberry breath as proof of the wave in form of question
  • My father's love letters
  • The culture of near miss
  • Me and Bubble went to Memphis
  • Harryette Mullen (1953- )
  • Unspoken
  • All she wrote
  • Black Nikes
  • [if your complexion is a mess]
  • [Of a girl, in white]
  • Marilyn Nelson (1946- )
  • Mama's promise
  • "You and I are disappearing"
  • Daughter's, 1900
  • Second wave, post-1960s
  • Elizabeth Alexander (1962- )
  • The Venus hottentot (1825)
  • Boston year
  • The blue whale
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis (1963- )
  • Sticks
  • View-master
  • Bright moments
  • Facing it
  • All their stanzas look alike
  • Mr. Dynamite splits
  • First grade, all over again
  • Godzilla's avocado
  • Forrest Hammer (1956- )
  • Lesson
  • In the middle
  • from
  • Goldsboro narratives, #4, #7, #28
  • Kendra Hamilton (1958- )
  • Blue light lounge sutra for the performance poets at Harold Park Hotel
  • The science of wearing a dress
  • Belle's promenade : Nassau Street, Princeton
  • Myronn Hardy (1972- )
  • Undertones
  • On a beach : my life
  • The headless Saints
  • Making stars with Jacob Lawrence
  • Terrance Hayes (1971- )
  • What I am
  • At Pegasus
  • Lingo
  • Derrick poem (the lost world)
  • Touch
  • Wind in a box
  • Major Jackson (1968- )
  • Don Pullen at the Zanzibar Blue Jazz Café
  • Some kind of crazy
  • from
  • Urban renewal :
  • viii.
  • Block party ;
  • [The
  • xvi. ; xxi
  • jawbone of an ass. a shank]
  • The devil comes on horseback
  • The Flash reverses time
  • Black light
  • from
  • thought clouds
  • Mixed couple, 1908
  • Discovering the camera
  • Carl Phillips (1959- )
  • Blue
  • X
  • Leda, after the swan
  • Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (1967- )
  • As from a quiver of arrows
  • Fretwork
  • Speak low
  • Civilization
  • Reginald Shepherd (1963-2008)
  • Orpheus plays the Bronx
  • How people disappear
  • Skin trade
  • Icarus on Fire island
  • Homeric interim
  • The gospel of barbecue
  • Patricia Smith (1955- )
  • Prologue -- and then she owns you
  • She see what it sees
  • Up on the roof
  • Don't drink the water
  • Sharan Strange (1959- )
  • Childhood
  • Froggy's class
  • Last supper
  • Natasha Trethewey (1966- )
  • Fast skirt blues
  • Flounder
  • Limen
  • Bellocq's Ophelia
  • Letter home
  • Elegy for the native guards
  • Pastoral
  • Incident
  • Myth
  • Kevin Young (1970- )
  • Letters from the North Star
  • Hagar to Sarai
  • Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary
  • The game
  • For the Confederate dead
  • Crowning
  • Third wave, post-1960s
  • Jericho Brown (1976- )
  • Track 1 : lush life
  • Prayer of the backhanded
  • Track 4 : reflections
  • Track 5 :
  • The wife of Lot before the fire
  • Summertime
  • Michael Sibble Collins (1959- )
  • Six sketches : when a soul breaks
  • Poetry
  • Bryan, Texas procession
  • Kyle Dargan (1980- )
  • Search for Robert Hayden
  • Microphone fiend
  • Palinode, once removed
  • Man of the family
  • A. Van Jordan (1965- )
  • Camille T. Dungy (1972- )
  • What to eat, and what to drink, and what to leave for poison
  • Cleaning
  • Regina Brown hears voices, kills son week before Christmas, December 18, 1996
  • from
  • Extinction
  • Enlightenment
  • Ronaldo Wilson (1970- )
  • Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, and the Brown Boy's mother
  • Serena Williams, whiteness, and the act of writing
  • On the C train the Black object ponders Amuzati's family eaten in the Congo
  • Swarm
  • The killed rabbit
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (1971- )
  • Garden
  • Lost
  • Bop : the North Star
  • Crystal Williams (1970- )
  • This parable, this body
Control code
ocn757510228
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
liii, 617 pages
Isbn
9780393339406
Lccn
2011042967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393339406
  • (OCoLC)757510228
Label
Angles of ascent : a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry, edited by Charles Henry Rowell
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Includes 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
  • For a young artist
  • Elegies for Paradise Valley
  • A letter from Phillis Wheatley
  • Melvin B. Tolson (1898-1966)
  • from
  • Harlem Gallery
  • Chi
  • The 1960s and beyond
  • The Black arts movement
  • Amiri Baraka (1934- )
  • Part 1:
  • Black art
  • In memory of radio
  • An agony. as now.
  • A poem for Black hearts
  • AM/TRAK
  • Mari Evans (1923- )
  • I am a Black woman
  • Nikki Giovanni (1943- )
  • Nikki-Rosa
  • Ego tripping (there may be a reason why)
  • Precursors
  • Bobb Hamilton (1928-1998)
  • Poem to a nigger cop
  • David Henderson (1942- )
  • Downtown-boy uptown
  • Calvin C. Hernton (1932-2001)
  • The distant drum
  • Haki Madhubuti (1942- )
  • But he was cool, or : he even stopped for green lights
  • Larry Neal (1937-1981)
  • Malcolm X -- an autobiography
  • Modernists, 1940s to 1960s
  • Carolyn Rodgers (1940-2010)
  • how i got ovah
  • Breakthrough
  • Sonia Sanchez (1934- )
  • Homecoming
  • Malcolm
  • blk/rhetoric
  • A poem for my father
  • Poem no. 3
  • Towhomitmayconcern
  • Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
  • A.B. Spellman (1935- )
  • I looked & saw history caught
  • Edward S. Spriggs (1934- )
  • For Brother Malcolm
  • The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith
  • Riot
  • Boy breaking glass
  • Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
  • Jayne Cortez (1936- )
  • Solo finger solo
  • In the morning
  • Michael S. Harper (1938- )
  • The yellow dishes
  • Yaddo, Mrs. Ames & Black men
  • Coliseum pool, 1960 (dream)
  • Don't explain : a ballad played by Dexter Gordon
  • June Jordan (1936-2002)
  • What would I do white?
  • The 1960s and beyond : outside the Black arts movement
  • Current events
  • Adreinne's poem : on the dialectics of the diatonic scale
  • Bob Kaufman (1925-1986)
  • from
  • Jail poems
  • Battle report
  • I have folded my sorrows
  • Walking Parker home
  • African dream
  • Etheridge Knight (1931-1991)
  • Gerald Barrax (1933- )
  • The violent space (or when your sister sleeps around for money)
  • The idea of ancestry
  • Hard rock returns to prison from the hospital for the criminal insane
  • Belly song
  • Audre Lorde (1934-1992)
  • Coal
  • To my daughter the junkie on a train
  • Fishing the white water
  • Clarence Major (1936- )
  • On watching a caterpillar become a butterfly
  • Eagle. Tiger. Whale.
  • The great horned owl
  • Clay Bison in a cave
  • Territorial claims
  • Colleen J. McElroy (1935- )
  • Paris subway tango
  • Crossing the Rubicon at Seventy
  • Ishmael Reed (1938- )
  • I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra
  • The Pope replies to the Ayatollah Khomeini
  • Ed Roberson (1939- )
  • King : April 4, 1968
  • Sit in what city we're in
  • Eclogue
  • Ntozake Shange (1948- )
  • my father is a retired magician
  • nappy edges (a cross country sojourn)
  • Primus St. John (1939- )
  • The cigar maker
  • Trap a Congo
  • Catch and release
  • Lorenzo Thomas (1944-2005)
  • Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)
  • Onion bucket
  • Downtown boom
  • Alice Walker (1944- )
  • Revolutionary Petunias
  • On stripping bark from myself
  • Sherley Anne Williams (1944-1999)
  • from
  • letters from a New England Negro
  • Mrs. Josiah Harris / August 25, 1867
  • Miss Ann Spencer / August 30, 1867 ; October 22, 1867 ; November 24, 1867 ; February 15, 1868
  • lazarus
  • Al Young (1939- )
  • The song turning back into itself3
  • Ravel : Bolero
  • A dance for Ma Rainey
  • leda 1,2,3
  • far memory
  • Sally Hemings to Thomas Jefferson
  • Wild Indigo, because
  • The white iris beautifies me
  • Wanda Coleman (1946- )
  • Ars poetica
  • Bedtime story
  • American Sonnet (17)
  • American sonnet (54)
  • Toi Derricotte (1941- )
  • Holy cross hospital
  • Part 2:
  • The weakness
  • Invisible dreams
  • The minks
  • Melvine Dixon (1950-1992)
  • Climbing Montmartre
  • Paring potatoes
  • Turning forty in the 90's
  • Heartbeats
  • Rita Dove (1952- )
  • Nestor's bathtub
  • Heirs
  • History
  • The fish in the stone
  • Daystar
  • Heroes
  • American smooth
  • Hattie McDaniel arrives at the coconut grove
  • The bridgetower
  • Cornelius Eady (1954- )
  • Photo of Miles Davis at Lennies-on-the-Turnpike, 1968
  • Crows in a strong wind
  • First wave, post-1960s
  • Christopher Gilbert (1949-2007)
  • She
  • Absentee landlord
  • Touching
  • C.S. Giscombe (1950- )
  • The northernmost road
  • The 1200N road, going East
  • Jewelle Gomez (1948- )
  • My chakabuku mama (a comic tale)
  • El beso
  • Ai (1947-2010)
  • Angela Jackson (1951- )
  • The love of travellers (Doris, Sandra and Sheryl)
  • Two trains
  • Ida rewrites
  • Gayl Jones (1949- )
  • Deep song
  • Foxes
  • Composition with guitar and apples
  • Patricia Spears Jones (1951- )
  • Wearing my red silk Chinese jacket
  • Hoover, Edgar J.
  • Thanksgiving
  • Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- )
  • Venus's-flytraps
  • Conversations
  • The curious journey of Ulysses Paradeece after a hurricane
  • Cyrus Cassells (1957- )
  • Requiem
  • Nathaniel Mackey (1947- )
  • Song of the andoumboulou : 16
  • Glenn on Monk's Mountain
  • Sound and severance
  • Thylias Moss (1954- )
  • The day before Kindergarten : Taluca, Alabama, 1959
  • Timex remembered
  • One for all newborns
  • Mulberry breath as proof of the wave in form of question
  • My father's love letters
  • The culture of near miss
  • Me and Bubble went to Memphis
  • Harryette Mullen (1953- )
  • Unspoken
  • All she wrote
  • Black Nikes
  • [if your complexion is a mess]
  • [Of a girl, in white]
  • Marilyn Nelson (1946- )
  • Mama's promise
  • "You and I are disappearing"
  • Daughter's, 1900
  • Second wave, post-1960s
  • Elizabeth Alexander (1962- )
  • The Venus hottentot (1825)
  • Boston year
  • The blue whale
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis (1963- )
  • Sticks
  • View-master
  • Bright moments
  • Facing it
  • All their stanzas look alike
  • Mr. Dynamite splits
  • First grade, all over again
  • Godzilla's avocado
  • Forrest Hammer (1956- )
  • Lesson
  • In the middle
  • from
  • Goldsboro narratives, #4, #7, #28
  • Kendra Hamilton (1958- )
  • Blue light lounge sutra for the performance poets at Harold Park Hotel
  • The science of wearing a dress
  • Belle's promenade : Nassau Street, Princeton
  • Myronn Hardy (1972- )
  • Undertones
  • On a beach : my life
  • The headless Saints
  • Making stars with Jacob Lawrence
  • Terrance Hayes (1971- )
  • What I am
  • At Pegasus
  • Lingo
  • Derrick poem (the lost world)
  • Touch
  • Wind in a box
  • Major Jackson (1968- )
  • Don Pullen at the Zanzibar Blue Jazz Café
  • Some kind of crazy
  • from
  • Urban renewal :
  • viii.
  • Block party ;
  • [The
  • xvi. ; xxi
  • jawbone of an ass. a shank]
  • The devil comes on horseback
  • The Flash reverses time
  • Black light
  • from
  • thought clouds
  • Mixed couple, 1908
  • Discovering the camera
  • Carl Phillips (1959- )
  • Blue
  • X
  • Leda, after the swan
  • Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (1967- )
  • As from a quiver of arrows
  • Fretwork
  • Speak low
  • Civilization
  • Reginald Shepherd (1963-2008)
  • Orpheus plays the Bronx
  • How people disappear
  • Skin trade
  • Icarus on Fire island
  • Homeric interim
  • The gospel of barbecue
  • Patricia Smith (1955- )
  • Prologue -- and then she owns you
  • She see what it sees
  • Up on the roof
  • Don't drink the water
  • Sharan Strange (1959- )
  • Childhood
  • Froggy's class
  • Last supper
  • Natasha Trethewey (1966- )
  • Fast skirt blues
  • Flounder
  • Limen
  • Bellocq's Ophelia
  • Letter home
  • Elegy for the native guards
  • Pastoral
  • Incident
  • Myth
  • Kevin Young (1970- )
  • Letters from the North Star
  • Hagar to Sarai
  • Eddie Priest's barbershop & notary
  • The game
  • For the Confederate dead
  • Crowning
  • Third wave, post-1960s
  • Jericho Brown (1976- )
  • Track 1 : lush life
  • Prayer of the backhanded
  • Track 4 : reflections
  • Track 5 :
  • The wife of Lot before the fire
  • Summertime
  • Michael Sibble Collins (1959- )
  • Six sketches : when a soul breaks
  • Poetry
  • Bryan, Texas procession
  • Kyle Dargan (1980- )
  • Search for Robert Hayden
  • Microphone fiend
  • Palinode, once removed
  • Man of the family
  • A. Van Jordan (1965- )
  • Camille T. Dungy (1972- )
  • What to eat, and what to drink, and what to leave for poison
  • Cleaning
  • Regina Brown hears voices, kills son week before Christmas, December 18, 1996
  • from
  • Extinction
  • Enlightenment
  • Ronaldo Wilson (1970- )
  • Brad Pitt, Kevin Bacon, and the Brown Boy's mother
  • Serena Williams, whiteness, and the act of writing
  • On the C train the Black object ponders Amuzati's family eaten in the Congo
  • Swarm
  • The killed rabbit
  • Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (1971- )
  • Garden
  • Lost
  • Bop : the North Star
  • Crystal Williams (1970- )
  • This parable, this body
Control code
ocn757510228
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
liii, 617 pages
Isbn
9780393339406
Lccn
2011042967
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780393339406
  • (OCoLC)757510228

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