Tuesday, August 2, 2011

10 Notable African American Anthologies Feat. Poetry from the 1990s

As a followup to my list of notable occurrences in African American poetry from the 1990s, I decided to identify 10 notable anthologies that feature or include large numbers of poems by black poets from the that decade.

Certainly, there were more than 10 anthologies published during the course of those years. The following, inevitably partial, list provides a few of the collections that gained some notice.

1992 In the Tradition edited by Kevin Powell and Ras Baraka

1992African American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology edited Joan R. Sherman

1992Black Southern Voice: An Anthology edited by John Oliver Killens and Jerry W. Ward, Jr. 

1993The Woman That I Am: The Literature and Culture of Contemporary Women of Color edited by D. Soyini Madison

1994 Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945 edited by Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton

In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry edited by E. Ethelbert Miller

1996The Norton Anthology of African American Literature edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay

1996The Garden Thrives: Twentieth-Century African-American Poetry edited by Clarence Major

1997Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry edited by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.

1997Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition edited by Patricia Liggins Hill et al.

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