2017 - Brave New Voices - Bay Area "Black Poetry"

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  • The 100 Best African American Poems

    • UPC: 760789225604
    • ASIN: 1402221118
    • ISBN: 9781402221118
    • Brand: Sourcebooks Mediafusion
    • Manufacturer: Sourcebooks MediaFusion

    Hear voices contemporary and classic as selected by New York Times bestselling author Nikki Giovanni Award-winning poet and writer Nikki Giovanni takes on the impossible task of selecting the 100 best African American works from classic and contemporary poets. Out of necessity, Giovanni admits she cheats a little, selecting a larger, less round num... [Read More]

  • The Black Poets

    • ASIN: 0553275631
    • ISBN: 0553275631
    • Manufacturer: Bantam

    "The claim of The Black Poets  to being... an anthology is that it  presents the full range of Black-American poetry,  from the slave songs to the present day. It is  important that folk poetry be included because it is  the root and inspiration of later, literary  poetry. Not only does this book present the full range  of Black poetr... [Read More]

  • Best American Poetry 2017 (The Best American Poetry series)

    • ASIN: B01MG7MARE
    • Manufacturer: Scribner

    Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky).Librarian of Congress James Billington says Natasha Tre... [Read More]

  • A Raisin in the Sun

    • ASIN: 0679755330
    • ISBN: 0679755330
    • Brand: Vintage
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    This groundbreaking play starred Sidney Poitier, Claudia McNeill, Ruby Dee and Diana Sands in the Broadway production which opened in 1959. Set on Chicago's South Side, the plot revolves around the divergent dreams and conflicts within three generations of the Younger family: son Walter Lee, his wife Ruth, his sister Beneatha, his son Travis and ma... [Read More]

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • ASIN: 0345514408
    • ISBN: 0345514408
    • Brand: Maya Angelou
    • Manufacturer: Ballantine Books

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to ... [Read More]

  • Citizen: An American Lyric

    • ASIN: 1555976905
    • ISBN: 1555976905
    • Brand: Graywolf Press
    • Manufacturer: Graywolf Press

    * Finalist for the National Book Award in Poetry ** Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry * Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism * Winner of the NAACP Image Award * Winner of the L.A. Times Book Prize * Winner of the PEN Open Book Award *ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR:The New Yorker, Boston Globe,... [Read More]

  • The Vintage Book of African American Poetry: 200 Years of Vision, Struggle, Power, Beauty, and Triumph from 50 Outstanding Poets

    • ASIN: 0375703004
    • ISBN: 0375703004
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry, editors Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, struggle, power, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets.From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence... [Read More]

  • The Bluest Eye (Vintage International)

    • ASIN: 0307278441
    • ISBN: 0307278441
    • Brand: Vintage Books USA
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    Pecola Breedlove, a young black girl, prays every day for beauty. Mocked by other children for the dark skin, curly hair, and brown eyes that set her apart, she yearns for normalcy, for the blond hair and blue eyes that she believes will allow her to finally fit in.Yet as her dream grows more fervent, her life slowly starts to disintegrate in the f... [Read More]

  • One Crazy Summer

    • ASIN: 0060760907
    • ISBN: 0060760907
    • Brand: Amistad Press
    • Manufacturer: Amistad

    In this Newbery Honor novel, New York Times bestselling author Rita Williams-Garcia tells the story of three sisters who travel to Oakland, California, in 1968 to meet the mother who abandoned them. "This vibrant and moving award-winning novel has heart to spare."*Eleven-year-old Delphine is like a mother to her two younger sisters, Vonetta and Fer... [Read More]

  • The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-Hop

    • UPC: 884185440543
    • ASIN: 1608463958
    • ISBN: 1608463958
    • Brand: Haymarket Books
    • Manufacturer: Haymarket Books

    Hip-Hop is the largest youth culture in the history of the planet rock. This is the first poetry anthology by and for the Hip-Hop generation.It has produced generations of artists who have revolutionized their genre(s) by applying the aesthetic innovations of the culture. The BreakBeat Poets features 78 poets, born somewhere between 1961-1999, All-... [Read More]

  • Helium

    • ASIN: 1943735190
    • ISBN: 1943735190
    • Brand: Button Poetry
    • Manufacturer: Button Poetry

    Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and poli... [Read More]

  • The Rose That Grew From Concrete

    • ASIN: 0671028456
    • ISBN: 9780671028459
    • Brand: MTV Books
    • Manufacturer: MTV Books

    Tupac Shakur's most intimate and honest thoughts were uncovered only after his death with the instant classic The Rose That Grew from Concrete.His talent was unbounded -- a raw force that commanded attention and respect. His death was tragic -- a violent homage to the power of his voice. His legacy is indomitable -- as vibrant and alive today as it... [Read More]

  • The Lions of Little Rock

    • ASIN: 0142424358
    • ISBN: 0142424358
    • Brand: Puffin Books
    • Manufacturer: Puffin Books

    "Satisfying, gratifying, touching, weighty—this authentic piece of work has got soul."—The New York Times Book ReviewAs twelve-year-old Marlee starts middle school in 1958 Little Rock, it feels like her whole world is falling apart. Until she meets Liz, the new girl at school. Liz is everything Marlee wishes she could be: she's brave, brash and... [Read More]

  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

    • ASIN: B0026LTNFO
    • Manufacturer: Random House

    Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide.   Sent by their mother to ... [Read More]

  • Her

    • ASIN: 0997426586
    • ISBN: 0997426586
    • Manufacturer: Jeanius Publishing LLC

    "Her" is a collection of poetry and prose about women, their strengths and beauty. Every woman should know the feelings of being loved and radiating those feelings back to her mate. This is a beautiful expression of heartfelt emotion using short, gratifying sentiments. If there is a lover in you, you will not get enough of "Her."

  • Sula

    • ASIN: 1400033438
    • ISBN: 1400033438
    • Brand: Vintage
    • Manufacturer: Vintage

    Two girls who grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures ev... [Read More]

  • Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude (Pitt Poetry Series)

    • ASIN: 0822963310
    • ISBN: 0822963310
    • Manufacturer: University of Pittsburgh Press

    Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry PrizeFinalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry categoryCatalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that trie... [Read More]

  • salt.

    • ASIN: 1492238287
    • ISBN: 1492238287
    • Brand: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
    • Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform


  • I hope this reaches her in time

    • ASIN: 1979772304
    • ISBN: 1979772304
    • Manufacturer: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform

    you have a message from r.h. Sin

  • The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks: (American Poets Project #19)

    • ASIN: 1931082871
    • ISBN: 1931082871
    • Brand: Library of America
    • Manufacturer: Library of America

    "If you wanted a poem," wrote Gwendolyn Brooks, "you only had to look out of a window. There was material always, walking or running, fighting or screaming or singing." From the life of Chicago's South Side she made a forceful and passionate poetry that fused Modernist aesthetics with African-American cultural tradition, a poetry that registered th... [Read More]

  • 2017 - Brave New Voices - Bay Area "Black Poetry"

    Black Lives Matter Tribute (Memphis Poets)

    Nature Writing by African-American Poets