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Angles of Ascent

A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry
(Book - 2013 )
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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."--
Title: Angles of ascent
a Norton anthology of contemporary African American poetry
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: liii, 617 pages ;,24 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: Includes index.
Contents: Swarm
The killed rabbit
Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (1971- )
Garden
Lost
Bop : the North Star
Crystal Williams (1970- )
This parable, this body
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.
Honorée Fanonne Jeffers (1967- )
The gospel of barbecue
Fast skirt blues
Hagar to Sarai
The wife of Lot before the fire
A. Van Jordan (1965- )
Regina Brown hears voices, kills son week before Christmas, December 18, 1996
from
The Flash reverses time
Black light
from thought clouds
Mixed couple, 1908
Discovering the camera
Carl Phillips (1959- )
Blue
X
Leda, after the swan
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
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- )
Flounder
Limen
Bellocq's Ophelia
Letter home
Elegy for the native guards
Pastoral
Incident
Myth
Kevin Young (1970- )
Letters from the North Star
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 : 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
Camille T. Dungy (1972- )
What to eat, and what to drink, and what to leave for poison
Cleaning.
My father's love letters
"You and I are disappearing"
Facing it
Blue light lounge sutra for the performance poets at Harold Park Hotel
Lingo
[The jawbone of an ass. a shank]
The devil comes on horseback
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
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
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
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- )
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
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 ; xvi. ; xxi.
Part 2: Heirs
First wave, post-1960s
Ai (1947-2010)
Hoover, Edgar J.
Conversations
The curious journey of Ulysses Paradeece after a hurricane
Cyrus Cassells (1957- )
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
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
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
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
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
Thanksgiving
Yusef Komunyakaa (1947- )
Venus's-flytraps.
The 1960s and beyond : outside the Black arts movement
Gerald Barrax (1933- )
Eagle. Tiger. Whale.
King : April 4, 1968
Lucille Clifton (1936-2010)
lazarus
leda 1,2,3
far memory
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?
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)
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
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- ) 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)
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
Al Young (1939- )
The song turning back into itselfb3s
Ravel : Bolero
A dance for Ma Rainey.
Part 1: Precursors
Modernists, 1940s to 1960s
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000)
The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith
Riot
Boy breaking glass
Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
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- )
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)
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
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
A.B. Spellman (1935- )
I looked & saw history caught
Edward S. Spriggs (1934- )
For Brother Malcolm.
Contents (Original Script): To put things right -- Vievee Francis (1963- ) -- Amarillo -- Horse in the dark -- Smoke under the bale -- Still life with summer sausage, a blade, and no blood -- Alena Hairston (1974- ) -- [The tyranny of pig boys] -- [The fathers worked their hands to meat] -- [Edges in the rhododendron] -- [Their greatgreatgranddaddies] -- [Daughters of four generations] -- [Because we love wrong] -- Janice N. Harrington (1956- ) -- The warning comes down -- Falling -- Fire -- Tyehimba Jess (1965- ) -- blind lemon taught me -- leadbelly sings to his #1 crew -- martha promise receives leadbelly, 1935 -- mistress stella speaks -- Ruth Ellen Kocher (1965- ) -- Meditation on breathing -- The window cleaner writes to the astronaut's husband -- gigan 63 -- Dawn Lundy Martin (1968- ) -- Negrotizing in five or how to write a Black poem -- The undress -- The symbolic nature of chaos -- from Discipline -- Constance Merritt (1966- ) -- Lying -- The mute swan -- Woman of color -- Self-portrait : Lilith, Eve -- Fred Moten (1962- ) -- gayl jones -- johnny cash/rosetta tharp -- (Sofxrlmf (B= [Metoike] -- elizabeth cotten/nahum chandler -- frank ramsay/nancy wilson -- John Murillo (1971- ) -- Sherman Ave. love poem -- Enter the dragon -- Practicing fade-aways -- Gregory Pardlo (1968- ) -- Double Dutch -- Copyright -- Shades of green : envy and enmity in the American cultural imaginary -- Four improvisations on Ursa Corregidora -- Written by himself -- giovanni singleton (1969- ) -- El corazón-toward an ars poetica -- from ascension -- Day 33 -- Day 36 -- Day 41 -- Day 48 -- Tracy K. Smith (1972- ) -- Drought -- Self-portrait as the letter Y -- Theft -- When Zappa crashes my family reunion -- The nobodies -- Duende -- Amber Flora Thomas (1972- ) -- Chore -- Dress
Summary: "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."--
Local Note: 1 15 53 54 64 70 72 118 133 210 231
Additional Contributors: Rowell, Charles H.
ISBN: 0393339408
9780393339406
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Charles Henry Rowell
Subject Headings: American poetry 21st century. American poetry African American authors.
Topical Term: American poetry
American poetry
LCCN: 2011042967
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