Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Black Poets

Dudley Randall's The Black Poets (1971) contains a large range of canonical, elder, and "new" black poets. The anthology extended the idea that there was in fact a long, interconnected tradition of African American verse. The anthology contributed to an already crowded field of collections, as Randall noted in the introduction: “there are so many anthologies of black poetry that each editor must justify the publication of a new one."

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