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
1992 – African American Poetry of the Nineteenth Century: An Anthology edited Joan R. Sherman
1992 – Black Southern Voice: An Anthology edited by John Oliver Killens and Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
1993 – The 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
1994 – In Search of Color Everywhere: A Collection of African-American Poetry edited by E. Ethelbert Miller
1996 – The Norton Anthology of African American Literature edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay
1996 – The Garden Thrives: Twentieth-Century African-American Poetry edited by Clarence Major
1997 – Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry edited by Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
1997 – Call and Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African American Literary Tradition edited by Patricia Liggins Hill et al.