Coverart for item
The Resource The garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry, edited and with an introduction by Clarence Major

The garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry, edited and with an introduction by Clarence Major

Label
The garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry
Title
The garden thrives
Title remainder
twentieth-century African-American poetry
Statement of responsibility
edited and with an introduction by Clarence Major
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A collection of African-American poetry "exploring the presence of both rural and urban settings, the evolution of black poetic language, and the emergence of perhaps another Renaissance."
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
811/.5080896073
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS591.N4
LC item number
G37 1996
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Major, Clarence
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Anthologie
  • Lyrik
  • Schwarze
  • USA
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • African Americans
Label
The garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry, edited and with an introduction by Clarence Major
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James Weldon Johnson. The color sergeant/Girl of fifteen/Before a painting -- Paul Laurence Dunbar. Summer in the South/Sympathy/A companion's progress/The made to order smile/Common things -- William Stanley Braithwaite. The house of falling leaves/A city garden/Rye bread -- Angelina Weld Grimké. At April/Butterflies -- Claude McKay. Jasmine/The tropics in New York/Flame-heart/My mother/To O.E.A./The lynching -- Jean Toomer. I sit in my room/Reapers/Beehive/Portrait in Georgia/Her lips are copper wire/Evening song/Merl/People/It is everywhere/Delivered at the knighting of Lord Durgling by Great Bruce-Jean -- Melvin B. Tolson. Old houses/The note/Victor Garibaldi/Lena Lovelace/Old Pettigrew/Festus Conrad -- Sterling A. Brown. Foreclosure/Vifginia portrait/To Sallie, walking/After winter -- Langston Hughes. Harlem/Strange hurt/Moonlight night: Carmel/Seascape/Cross -- Arna Bontemps. Close your eyes!/Southern mansion/The return/Nocturne of the wharves/To a young girl leaving the hill country/My heart has known its winter -- Countee Cullen. Leaves/Night rain/A brown girl dead/Uncle Jim/The wind bloweth where it listeth -- Pauli Murray. Returning spring/Conquest/Redemption -- Robert Hayden. Full moon/The broken dark/Monet's "Waterlilies"/Names/Paul Laurence Dunbar/Sphinx -- Margaret Walker Alexander. People of unrest/Memory/Iowa farmer/Chicago/October journey -- Gwendolyn Brooks. To be in love/Kitchenette building/Strong men, riding horses/Mrs. Small/A sunset of the city/Bronzeville woman in a red hat -- Pinkie Gordon Lane. Midnight song/Girl at the window/Wind thoughts/Lake Murry/Spring/On being head of the English Department -- Naomi Long Madgett. Woman with flower/Black woman/Offspring/Simple -- Gloria C. Oden. The carousel/The riven quarry/Bible study/Review from Staten Island/A private letter to Brazil/Man white, brown girl and all that jazz -- Dennis Brutus. Off to Philadelphia in the morning/The sand wet and cool -- Bob Kaufman. I, too, know what I am not/Oregon/Would you wear my eyes?/African dream -- Russell Atkins. Probability and birds in the yard/Lakefront, Cleveland/New storefront/Narrative/Lisbon/Dark area -- Dolores Kendrick. The 26th person -- Derek Walcott. A village life/God rest ye merry, gentlemen/The glory trumpeter/Blues/Upstate/The swamp -- Kamau Brathwaite. New year letter/Blues -- Etheridge Knight. A poem of attrition/Green grass and yellow balloons/Upon your leaving/Feeling f**ked up/The idea of ancestry/Hard rock returns to prison from the Hospital for the Criminally Insane -- He sees through stone -- Gerald Barrax. King: April 4, 1968/Adagio/Visit/There was a song/Domestic tranquility/The scuba diver recovers the body of a drowned child/In the restaurant -- Calvin C. Henton. The long blues/Fall down/Poem/The distant drum -- Audre Lorde. Learning to write/What my child learns of the sea/Story books on a kitchen table/The woman thing/Fishing the white water -- Sonia Sanchez. Father and daughter/July/Prelude to nothing/Blues -- Henry Dumas. Island within island/Knees of a natural man/The zebra goes wild where the sidewalk ends -- Amiri Baraka. The invention of comics/An agony. As now/A poem some people will have to understand/For Hettie -- Jay Wright. The invention of a garden/Sketch for an aesthetic project/What is beautiful/The lake in Central Park/Journey to the place of ghosts -- Sam Cornish. Generations 1/Generations 2/His fingers seem to sing -- Colleen J. McElroy. Horoscope/The ghost-who-walks/Under the oak table/Learning to swim at forty-five/In my mother's room -- Lucille Clifton. Cutting greens/"the rough weight of it"/Climbing/C. C. Rider/11/10 again/The women you are accustomed to -- Jayne Cortez. Rape/No simple explanations -- June Jordan. All the world moved/If you saw a Negro lady/Roman poem number nine/Speculations on the present through the prism of the past -- Clarence Major. Swallow the lake/Giant red woman/Large room with wooden floor/I was looking for the university/Apple core/On trying to imagine the Kiwi pregnant -- Lebert Bethune. Today Tutu is beating the same burru as me/For singing in good mood/Harlem freeze frame -- Larry Neal. Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat -- Julia Fields. Citizen/The jolly fat widows -- Ishmael Reed. Why I often allude to Osiris/Beware: Do not read this poem/The reactionary poet -- Keorapetse Kgositsile. To mother/To my daughter/The Gods wrote -- Michael S. Harper. The fireplace/Three o'clock love song/We assume: On the death of our son, Reuben Masai Harper/Nightmare begins responsibility -- Linda Beatrice Brown. Winter sonnet/A green arbor -- Al Young. The blues don't change/The curative powers of silence/I arrive in Madrid/Studio up over in your ear/California peninsula: El Camino Real -- Primus St. John. Ocean of the streams of sorry/We are going to be here now/Pearle's poem/Song/Carnival -- Norman Henry Pritchard II. Burnt sienna/The narrow path/Paysagesque/The cloak/Cassandra and friend/Love poem/Springtime/Landscape with nymphs and satyrs -- Ed Roberson. Sonnet/True we are two grown men/Blue horses/Eclipse/The poor houses -- Sterling Plumpp. Turf song/Another mule/Poem/Remembered -- Toi Derricotte. Fears of the eighth grade/Touching/Not touching: My mother/Blackbottom/The weakness/The promise -- Haki R. Madhubuti. Assassination/After her man had left her for the sixth time that year/A loneliness -- William J. Harris. We live in a cage/Samantha is my Negro cat -- Conyus. Six ten sixty-nine/Upon leaving the parole board hearing/A day in the life of ... -- Weatherly. Blues for Franks Wooten/Mud water shango -- David Henderson. Song of devotion to the forest/Horizon blues/Alvin Cash/Keep on dancin'/Do nothing till you hear from me -- Everett Hoagland. Gorée/Big Zeb Johnson -- Nikki Giovanni. Nikki-Rosa/The December of my springs/The life I led/Ego tripping -- Ellease Southerland. Night in Nigeria/Two fishing villages/Recitation/Blue clay/Pale ant -- Quincy Troupe. A sense of coolness/In Texas grass/In Jimmy's garden/Reflections on growing older -- Alice Walker. The enemy/The kiss/Suicide -- Sherley Anne Williams. She had known brothers/Straight talk from plain women/You were never Miss Brown to me -- Lorenzo Thomas. Onion bucket/The subway witnesses/Electricity of blossoms -- Calvin Forbes. Home/Potlicker blues/The potter's wheel/Dark mirror/The poet's shuffle/Hand me down blues -- Stanley Crouch. No new music/Riding across John Lee's finger/Blackie thinks of his brothers/Like a blessing/Chops are flyin -- Marlilyn Nelson Waniek. The ballad of Aunt Geneva/Tuskegee Airfield/The sacrament of poverty/Letter to a Benedictine monk -- Wanda Coleman. Cousin Mary/Aunt Jessie/Breast examination -- Yusef Komunyakaa. Back then/April Fools' Day/Instructions for building straw huts/The way cards fall/Gift horse/Untitled blues -- Ai. I can't get started/Twenty-year marriage/The country midwife: A day/Before you leave/The kid/More -- Nathaniel Mackey. Kiche manitou/Dream thief/The phantom light of all our day -- Lorna Goodison. I am becoming my mother/Wedding in Hanover/Jamaica 1980/Kenscoff/On becoming a tiger -- George Barlow. Nook/Salt/The place where he arose/Painting drunken twilight -- Ntozake Shange. Dream of pairing/Ancestral messengers/Composition 13/Tango/Where the heart is/Oh, I'm 10 months pregnant -- Gary Smith. The penitential cries of Jupiter Hammond -- Christopher Gilbert. Kite-flying/Now/Beginning by value/The directions/Glimpses/This bridge across -- Thulani Davis. Boppin' is safer than grindin'/Susannah/Playing solitaire -- C.S. Giscombe. (the recent past)/(1962 at the edge of town)/(1978, remembering 1962)/Bro Duncanson (from the "In" sequence/(1980) -- E. Ethelbert Miller. Mississippi/Jasmine/She is flat on her back/What the women told me -- Michael S. Weaver. The weekend equestrian/The Appaloosa/Borders/Luxembourg Garden/My father's geography/The message on Cape Cod -- Rita Dove
  • This life/Small town/Sightseeing/Planning the perfect evening/The fish in the stone/Sunday greens/Nightmare -- Thylias Moss. An anointing/Tornados/The lynching/Fisher Street/Raising a humid flag/The owl in daytime -- Cornelius Eady. The dance/Song/Sherbet/Why do so few Blacks study creative writing?/William Carlos Williams -- Opal Palmer Adisa. Discover me/Women at the crossroad/The rainbow/A cultural trip -- Patricia Smith. Annie Pearl Smith discovers moonlight/Biting black/They say that Black people ... /Dylan, two days/Blonde white woman -- Karen Mitchell. On the anniversary of your death/Night rain/Tree stillness/The monster -- Lucinda Roy. Suffering the sea change: All my pretty ones/The ride/Triple overtime/The bread man -- Reuben Jackson. 1973/A lonely affair/Lady's way/After the dance/Jamal's lamentation -- Cyrus Cassells. Soul make a path through shouting/These are not brushstrokes/A courtesy, a trenchant grace -- Essex Hemphill. Where seed falls/Homocide/Soft targets/Family jewels -- Lenard D. Moore. The homeplace/Again/Indian girl/The eternal landscape/From the field -- Carl Phillips. You are here/Sunday/The reach -- Sharan Strange. Childhood/Offering/Still life -- Esther Iverem. Daddy's friends/Earth screaming/Murmur/Keeper -- Elizabeth Alexander. Nineteen/Boston year/Painting/Ode/Farewell to you -- Paul Beatty. Verbal mugging/Sitting on other people's cars -- Thomas Sayers Ellis. A kiss in the dark/Shooting back/View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School -- Claudia Rankine. Eden/New windows/The man. His bowl. His raspberries -- Reginald Shepherd. White days/The lucky one/What cannot be kept/Where when was -- Kevin Young. The preserving/Field trip/Casting/The escape artist
Control code
ocm33664442
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780060951214
Lccn
95049137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33664442
  • (OCoLC)33664442
Label
The garden thrives : twentieth-century African-American poetry, edited and with an introduction by Clarence Major
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • James Weldon Johnson. The color sergeant/Girl of fifteen/Before a painting -- Paul Laurence Dunbar. Summer in the South/Sympathy/A companion's progress/The made to order smile/Common things -- William Stanley Braithwaite. The house of falling leaves/A city garden/Rye bread -- Angelina Weld Grimké. At April/Butterflies -- Claude McKay. Jasmine/The tropics in New York/Flame-heart/My mother/To O.E.A./The lynching -- Jean Toomer. I sit in my room/Reapers/Beehive/Portrait in Georgia/Her lips are copper wire/Evening song/Merl/People/It is everywhere/Delivered at the knighting of Lord Durgling by Great Bruce-Jean -- Melvin B. Tolson. Old houses/The note/Victor Garibaldi/Lena Lovelace/Old Pettigrew/Festus Conrad -- Sterling A. Brown. Foreclosure/Vifginia portrait/To Sallie, walking/After winter -- Langston Hughes. Harlem/Strange hurt/Moonlight night: Carmel/Seascape/Cross -- Arna Bontemps. Close your eyes!/Southern mansion/The return/Nocturne of the wharves/To a young girl leaving the hill country/My heart has known its winter -- Countee Cullen. Leaves/Night rain/A brown girl dead/Uncle Jim/The wind bloweth where it listeth -- Pauli Murray. Returning spring/Conquest/Redemption -- Robert Hayden. Full moon/The broken dark/Monet's "Waterlilies"/Names/Paul Laurence Dunbar/Sphinx -- Margaret Walker Alexander. People of unrest/Memory/Iowa farmer/Chicago/October journey -- Gwendolyn Brooks. To be in love/Kitchenette building/Strong men, riding horses/Mrs. Small/A sunset of the city/Bronzeville woman in a red hat -- Pinkie Gordon Lane. Midnight song/Girl at the window/Wind thoughts/Lake Murry/Spring/On being head of the English Department -- Naomi Long Madgett. Woman with flower/Black woman/Offspring/Simple -- Gloria C. Oden. The carousel/The riven quarry/Bible study/Review from Staten Island/A private letter to Brazil/Man white, brown girl and all that jazz -- Dennis Brutus. Off to Philadelphia in the morning/The sand wet and cool -- Bob Kaufman. I, too, know what I am not/Oregon/Would you wear my eyes?/African dream -- Russell Atkins. Probability and birds in the yard/Lakefront, Cleveland/New storefront/Narrative/Lisbon/Dark area -- Dolores Kendrick. The 26th person -- Derek Walcott. A village life/God rest ye merry, gentlemen/The glory trumpeter/Blues/Upstate/The swamp -- Kamau Brathwaite. New year letter/Blues -- Etheridge Knight. A poem of attrition/Green grass and yellow balloons/Upon your leaving/Feeling f**ked up/The idea of ancestry/Hard rock returns to prison from the Hospital for the Criminally Insane -- He sees through stone -- Gerald Barrax. King: April 4, 1968/Adagio/Visit/There was a song/Domestic tranquility/The scuba diver recovers the body of a drowned child/In the restaurant -- Calvin C. Henton. The long blues/Fall down/Poem/The distant drum -- Audre Lorde. Learning to write/What my child learns of the sea/Story books on a kitchen table/The woman thing/Fishing the white water -- Sonia Sanchez. Father and daughter/July/Prelude to nothing/Blues -- Henry Dumas. Island within island/Knees of a natural man/The zebra goes wild where the sidewalk ends -- Amiri Baraka. The invention of comics/An agony. As now/A poem some people will have to understand/For Hettie -- Jay Wright. The invention of a garden/Sketch for an aesthetic project/What is beautiful/The lake in Central Park/Journey to the place of ghosts -- Sam Cornish. Generations 1/Generations 2/His fingers seem to sing -- Colleen J. McElroy. Horoscope/The ghost-who-walks/Under the oak table/Learning to swim at forty-five/In my mother's room -- Lucille Clifton. Cutting greens/"the rough weight of it"/Climbing/C. C. Rider/11/10 again/The women you are accustomed to -- Jayne Cortez. Rape/No simple explanations -- June Jordan. All the world moved/If you saw a Negro lady/Roman poem number nine/Speculations on the present through the prism of the past -- Clarence Major. Swallow the lake/Giant red woman/Large room with wooden floor/I was looking for the university/Apple core/On trying to imagine the Kiwi pregnant -- Lebert Bethune. Today Tutu is beating the same burru as me/For singing in good mood/Harlem freeze frame -- Larry Neal. Don't say goodbye to the porkpie hat -- Julia Fields. Citizen/The jolly fat widows -- Ishmael Reed. Why I often allude to Osiris/Beware: Do not read this poem/The reactionary poet -- Keorapetse Kgositsile. To mother/To my daughter/The Gods wrote -- Michael S. Harper. The fireplace/Three o'clock love song/We assume: On the death of our son, Reuben Masai Harper/Nightmare begins responsibility -- Linda Beatrice Brown. Winter sonnet/A green arbor -- Al Young. The blues don't change/The curative powers of silence/I arrive in Madrid/Studio up over in your ear/California peninsula: El Camino Real -- Primus St. John. Ocean of the streams of sorry/We are going to be here now/Pearle's poem/Song/Carnival -- Norman Henry Pritchard II. Burnt sienna/The narrow path/Paysagesque/The cloak/Cassandra and friend/Love poem/Springtime/Landscape with nymphs and satyrs -- Ed Roberson. Sonnet/True we are two grown men/Blue horses/Eclipse/The poor houses -- Sterling Plumpp. Turf song/Another mule/Poem/Remembered -- Toi Derricotte. Fears of the eighth grade/Touching/Not touching: My mother/Blackbottom/The weakness/The promise -- Haki R. Madhubuti. Assassination/After her man had left her for the sixth time that year/A loneliness -- William J. Harris. We live in a cage/Samantha is my Negro cat -- Conyus. Six ten sixty-nine/Upon leaving the parole board hearing/A day in the life of ... -- Weatherly. Blues for Franks Wooten/Mud water shango -- David Henderson. Song of devotion to the forest/Horizon blues/Alvin Cash/Keep on dancin'/Do nothing till you hear from me -- Everett Hoagland. Gorée/Big Zeb Johnson -- Nikki Giovanni. Nikki-Rosa/The December of my springs/The life I led/Ego tripping -- Ellease Southerland. Night in Nigeria/Two fishing villages/Recitation/Blue clay/Pale ant -- Quincy Troupe. A sense of coolness/In Texas grass/In Jimmy's garden/Reflections on growing older -- Alice Walker. The enemy/The kiss/Suicide -- Sherley Anne Williams. She had known brothers/Straight talk from plain women/You were never Miss Brown to me -- Lorenzo Thomas. Onion bucket/The subway witnesses/Electricity of blossoms -- Calvin Forbes. Home/Potlicker blues/The potter's wheel/Dark mirror/The poet's shuffle/Hand me down blues -- Stanley Crouch. No new music/Riding across John Lee's finger/Blackie thinks of his brothers/Like a blessing/Chops are flyin -- Marlilyn Nelson Waniek. The ballad of Aunt Geneva/Tuskegee Airfield/The sacrament of poverty/Letter to a Benedictine monk -- Wanda Coleman. Cousin Mary/Aunt Jessie/Breast examination -- Yusef Komunyakaa. Back then/April Fools' Day/Instructions for building straw huts/The way cards fall/Gift horse/Untitled blues -- Ai. I can't get started/Twenty-year marriage/The country midwife: A day/Before you leave/The kid/More -- Nathaniel Mackey. Kiche manitou/Dream thief/The phantom light of all our day -- Lorna Goodison. I am becoming my mother/Wedding in Hanover/Jamaica 1980/Kenscoff/On becoming a tiger -- George Barlow. Nook/Salt/The place where he arose/Painting drunken twilight -- Ntozake Shange. Dream of pairing/Ancestral messengers/Composition 13/Tango/Where the heart is/Oh, I'm 10 months pregnant -- Gary Smith. The penitential cries of Jupiter Hammond -- Christopher Gilbert. Kite-flying/Now/Beginning by value/The directions/Glimpses/This bridge across -- Thulani Davis. Boppin' is safer than grindin'/Susannah/Playing solitaire -- C.S. Giscombe. (the recent past)/(1962 at the edge of town)/(1978, remembering 1962)/Bro Duncanson (from the "In" sequence/(1980) -- E. Ethelbert Miller. Mississippi/Jasmine/She is flat on her back/What the women told me -- Michael S. Weaver. The weekend equestrian/The Appaloosa/Borders/Luxembourg Garden/My father's geography/The message on Cape Cod -- Rita Dove
  • This life/Small town/Sightseeing/Planning the perfect evening/The fish in the stone/Sunday greens/Nightmare -- Thylias Moss. An anointing/Tornados/The lynching/Fisher Street/Raising a humid flag/The owl in daytime -- Cornelius Eady. The dance/Song/Sherbet/Why do so few Blacks study creative writing?/William Carlos Williams -- Opal Palmer Adisa. Discover me/Women at the crossroad/The rainbow/A cultural trip -- Patricia Smith. Annie Pearl Smith discovers moonlight/Biting black/They say that Black people ... /Dylan, two days/Blonde white woman -- Karen Mitchell. On the anniversary of your death/Night rain/Tree stillness/The monster -- Lucinda Roy. Suffering the sea change: All my pretty ones/The ride/Triple overtime/The bread man -- Reuben Jackson. 1973/A lonely affair/Lady's way/After the dance/Jamal's lamentation -- Cyrus Cassells. Soul make a path through shouting/These are not brushstrokes/A courtesy, a trenchant grace -- Essex Hemphill. Where seed falls/Homocide/Soft targets/Family jewels -- Lenard D. Moore. The homeplace/Again/Indian girl/The eternal landscape/From the field -- Carl Phillips. You are here/Sunday/The reach -- Sharan Strange. Childhood/Offering/Still life -- Esther Iverem. Daddy's friends/Earth screaming/Murmur/Keeper -- Elizabeth Alexander. Nineteen/Boston year/Painting/Ode/Farewell to you -- Paul Beatty. Verbal mugging/Sitting on other people's cars -- Thomas Sayers Ellis. A kiss in the dark/Shooting back/View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School -- Claudia Rankine. Eden/New windows/The man. His bowl. His raspberries -- Reginald Shepherd. White days/The lucky one/What cannot be kept/Where when was -- Kevin Young. The preserving/Field trip/Casting/The escape artist
Control code
ocm33664442
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xlii, 470 pages
Isbn
9780060951214
Lccn
95049137
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o33664442
  • (OCoLC)33664442

Library Locations

    • Waubonsee: Sugar Grove Campus - Todd LibraryBorrow it
      Collins Hall 2nd Floor Waubonsee Community College Route 47 at Waubonsee Drive, Sugar Grove, IL, 60554-9454, US
      41.7974000 -88.45785
Processing Feedback ...