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Black sister : poetry by black American women, 1746-1980

Author: Erlene Stetson
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1981.
Series: Midland book, MB268.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Introductory essays are followed by selections from the works of 58 African-American women poets dating back to the eighteenth century.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Black sister.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1981
(OCoLC)558762821
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erlene Stetson
ISBN: 0253305128 9780253305121 025320268X 9780253202680
OCLC Number: 7460515
Description: xxiv, 312 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Eighteenth and nineteenth-century poets : Lucy Terry : Bars fight, August 28, 1746 --
Phillis Wheatley : Selection for "liberty and peace, a poem" ; To a gentleman and lady on the death of the lady's brother and sister, and a child of the name Avis, aged one year ; To S.M. a young African painter, on seeing his work ; On imagination --
Ada : Lines, suggested on reading 'an appeal to Christian women of the south, ' by A.E. Grimke. ; [Untitled] ; Lines ; To the memory of J. Horace Kimball --
Charlotte Forten [Grimke] : A parting hymn ; Poem ; To W.L.G. on reading his 'chosen queen' --
Sojourner Truth : Ain't I a woman? --
Frances E.W. Harper : A double standard ; Vashti ; Learning to read ; An appeal to my countrywomen ; She's free! ; The crocuses ; The mission of the flowers --
Henrietta Cordelia Ray : Robert G. Shaw ; Idyl: sunrise ; Idyl: sunset ; To my father ; Milton ; The dawn of love ; Antigone and Oedipus --
Clara Ann Thompson : His answer ; Mrs. Johnson objects --
Ann Plato : The natives of America ; To the first of August ; Reflections, written on visiting the grave of a venerated friend --
Twentieth-century poets : Rosalie Jonas : Ballade des belles milatraisses ; Brother baptis' on woman suffrage --
Lucy Ariel Williams : Northboun' --
Georgia Douglas Johnson : I want to die while you love me ; The heart of a woman ; My little dreams ; Smothered fires --
Angelina Weld Grimke : A Mona Lisa ; At April ; To keep the memory of Charlotte Forten Grimke ; For the candle light --
Jessie Redmon Fauset : Touche ; Oriflamme --
Alice Dunbar-Nelson : Sonnet ; I sit and sew ; Snow in October ; Music --
Anne Spencer : At the carnival ; Before the feast of Shushan ; Letter to my sister ; Substitution ; Lady, lady --
Gwendolyn B. Bennett : Fantasy ; Hatred ; Song ; Secret ; Advice ; To a dark girl ; To usward ; Heritage --
Helene Johnson : Bottled ; Magalu ; The road ; Trees at night ; Summer matures --
Carrie Williams Clifford : The black draftee from Dixie --
Bessie Calhoun Bird : Proof --
Pauli Murray : Dark testament ; Inquietude ; Song --
Mae V. Cowdery : I sit and wait for beauty --
Margaret Walker : Lineage ; Kissie Lee ; Molly Means ; Ballad of the hoppy-toad --
Gwendolyn Brooks : The mother ; The bean eaters ; The birth in a narrow room ; The anniad ; Appendix to the anniad --
May Miller : Gift from Kenya ; Not that far --
Margaret Goss Burroughs : To soulfolk ; Black pride ; Only in this way ; Everybody but me --
Gloria C. Oden : This child is the mother --
Naomi Long Madgett : Deacon Morgan ; Exits and entrances ; Midway ; Nomen ; New day ; Black woman --
Margaret Danner : A grandson is a hoticeberg ; The rhetoric of Langston Hughes ; At home in Dakar --
Kattie M. Cumbo : Nocturnal sounds ; Domestics ; Black sister ; The morning after ... love ; I'm a dreamer ; Ceremony --
Sarah Webster Fabio : Back into the garden ; To turn from love ; All day we've longed for night --
Mari Evans : Daufuskie (four movements) : Jake ; The people gather ; Janis. How will you call me, brother ; ... And the old women gathered (the gospel singers --
Alice S. Cobb : The searching ; Angela Davis --
June Jordan : Poem for Nana --
Jayne Cortez : Orisha ; Phraseology ; Orange chiffon ; Under the edge of February ; So many feathers ; In the morning ; Grinding vibrato --
Della Burt : Spirit flowers ; A little girl's dream world ; On the death of Lisa Lyman --
Fareedah Allah : Hush, honey ; Cinderella ; Funky football ; You made it rain ; The generation gap ; Lawd, dese colored chillum --
Carolyn M. Rodgers : Poem for some black women ; Masquerade ; Jesus was crucified or: it must be deep ; U name this one --
Linda Piper : Sweet Ethel ; Missionaries in the jungle --
Carole C. Gregory : Love letter ; Revelation ; A freedom song for the black woman ; The greater friendship Baptist church --
Jo Ann Hall-Evans : Cape coast castle revisited ; Seduction --
Johari M. Kunjufu : Ceremony ; Return ; The promise --
Irma McClaurin : The mask ; To a gone era ; I, woman --
Audre Lorde : Coal ; Chain ; Summer oracle ; Harriet ; Naturally ; The woman thing --
Gayl Jones : 3-31-70 ; Tripart ; Satori ; Many die here --
Alice Walker : Revolutionary petunias ; Once ; Early losses: a requiem --
Pinkie Gordon Lane : On being head of the English department ; When you read this poem ; Sexual privacy of women on welfare ; Migration ; Who is my brother? ; Nocturne --
Nikki Giovanni : Nikki-Rosa ; Woman poem ; Mother's habits ; Knoxville, Tennesee --
Patricia Parker : From the cavities of bones ; I followed a path ; There is a woman in this town --
Sonia Sanchez : Memorial ; Poem at thirty ; Summer words for a sister addict --
Lucille Clifton : The lost baby poem ; My mama moved among the days ; Miss Rosie --
Patricia Jones : I done got so thirsty that my mouth waters at the thought of rain ; Why I like movies --
Sherley Anne Williams : The empress brand trim: Ruby reminisces ; Say hello to John ; The house of desire ; Driving wheel --
Maya Angelou : Woman me ; Still I rise ; My Arkansas ; Sepia fashion show ; On diverse deviations --
Ntozake Shange : Nappy edges (a cross country sojourn) ; Dark phrases ; No more love poems #1 ; Frank Albert & Viola Benzena Owens --
Thadious M. Davis : It's all the same ; Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer ; Double take at relais de l'espadon ; "Honeysuckle was the saddest odor of all, I think." ; Asante sana, te te --
Melba Joyce Boyd : Sunflowers and Saturdays ; Why? ; Beer drops --
Colleen J. McElroy : Ruth ; Caledonia ; Looking for a country under its original name ; A woman's song.
Series Title: Midland book, MB268.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Erlene Stetson.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_522468

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Collects a wide range of poetry by Black women writers including Ntozake Shange, Maya Angelou, Margaret Walker, and Gwendolyn Brooks.  Read more...
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