Sunday, February 17, 2013

Anthologies featuring African American Poetry, 2000 - 2012

Moving forward, in addition to considering the achievements of black women poets, we might also look back on the numerous anthologies featuring African American poetry published between 2000 - 2012. During the last 12 years, we witnessed the production of several collections containing poems by several poets. 

• 2000 -- The Vintage Book of African American Poetry edited by Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton
• 2000 -- Step into a World: A Global Anthology of New Black Literature edited by Kevin Powell
• 2000 -- Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers edited by Kevin Young
• 2001 -- Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam edited by Tony Medina and Louis Reyes Rivera
• 2002 -- Role Call: A Generational Anthology of Social and Political Black Literature and Art edited by Samiya Bashir, Lansana, Quraysh Ali, and Tony Medina
• 2002 -- Beyond the Frontier: African American Poetry for the 21st Century edited by E. Ethelbert Miller
• 2002 -- Making Callaloo: 25 Years of Black Literature edited by Charles H. Rowell
• 2003 -- The Spoken Word Revolution (Slam, Hip Hop and the Poetry of a New Generation) edited by Mark Eleveld
• 2003 -- Blues Poems edited by Kevin Young
• 2003 -- The Norton Anthology of African American Literature [2nd edition] edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Nellie McKay
• 2004 -- Furious Flower: African-American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present edited by Joanne V. Gabbin
• 2005 -- Dream of a Word: The Tia Chucha Press Poetry Anthology edited by Quraysh Lansana and Asante Lightfoot
• 2005 -- Rainbow Darkness: An Anthology of African American Poetry edited by Keith Tuma
• 2006 -- Gathering Ground: A Reader Celebrating Cave Canem's First Decade edited by Toi Derricotte, Camille T. Dungy, and Cornelius Eady
• 2006 -- Black Writing from Chicago: In the World, Not of It? edited by Richard Guzman
• 2006 -- The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry edited by Hilary Herbold and Arnold Rampersad
• 2006 -- Every Goodbye Ain't Gone: An Anthology of Innovative Poetry by African Americans edited by Aldon Nielsen and Lauri Ramey
• 2006 -- Jazz Poems edited by Kevin Young
• 2007 -- The Spoken Word Revolution Redux edited by Mark Eleveld
• 2007 -- The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South edited by Nikki Finney
• 2009 -- Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry edited by Camille T. Dungy
• 2010 -- The Anthology of Rap edited by Adam Bradley and Andrew DuBois
• 2010 -- So Much Things to Say: 100 Poets from the First Ten Years of the Calabash International Literary Festival edited by Colin Channer and Kwame Dawes
• 2010 -- The 100 Best African American Poems edited by Nikki Giovanni
• 2010 -- The Art of Losing: Poems of Grief and Healing edited by Kevin Young
• 2011 -- Home Is Where: An Anthology of African American Poetry from theCarolinas edited by Kwame Dawes
• 2011 -- The Best American Poetry 2011 edited by David Leman and Kevin Young
• 2011 -- The Penguin Anthology of Twentieth-Century American Poetry edited by Rita Dove
• 2012 -- The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink edited by Kevin Young
• 2012 -- The Open Door: One Hundred Poems, One Hundred Years of "Poetry" Magazine edited by Don Share and Christian Wiman

Future Histories project
Poetry Lists

[Program coordinator and contributing writer Cindy Lyles provided assistance compiling this list.] 

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