Saturday, September 29, 2012

I am the Darker Brother (anthology)

I somehow came across Arnold Adoff's I Am the Darker Brother: Am Anthology of Modern Poems by Black Americans (1968) long before I even knew of the Black Arts Movement. The book was one of many African American titles on the bookshelves in my childhood home. Years later, I came across the book again in my research and realized that Adoff had edited additional anthologies. I also discovered that the anthology was connected to a larger black arts enterprise.

30 Days of Black Arts Artifacts
The Golden Age of Anthologies featuring Black Poetry
30 Anthologies featuring Black Poetry, 1968-1975 

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