Wednesday, August 3, 2011

10 Books of Collected Works by African American Poets from the 1990s

I've mentioned occurrences and anthologies related to African American poetry, now some books. The following titles are "collected" or "selected" works published during the 1990s. Works like these were especially useful for making modern readers aware of historically significant writers.  

The Hughes book may have been one of the most popular of the collected works to appear. Scholars interested in Wright were pleased to see the release of his haiku in 1998.

1990A Brighter Coming Day: A Frances Ellen Watkins Harper Reader. Edited by Frances Smith Foster.

1991My Soul’s High Song: The Collected Writings of Countee Cullen, Voice of the Harlem Renaissance, Edited by Gerald Early

1993The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar. Edited by Joanne M. Braxton

1994The Complete Poems of Maya Angelou

1994The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes. Edited by Arnold Rampersad and David Roessel

1995Transbluesency: Selected Poems 1961-1995 by Amiri Baraka

1996The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni

1997The Black Bard of North Carolina: George Moses Horton and His Poetry. Edited by Joan R.

1997The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

1998 This Other World: Haiku by Richard Wright, edited by Yoshinobu Hakutani and Robert L. Tener

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