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The Resource Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry, edited by Camille T. Dungy

Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry, edited by Camille T. Dungy

Label
Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry
Title
Black nature
Title remainder
four centuries of African American nature poetry
Statement of responsibility
edited by Camille T. Dungy
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This book is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry, anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild. The author has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements. It also brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole
Cataloging source
DLC
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry, edited by Camille T. Dungy
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of African American poetry -- Cycle one: Just looking -- Cycle two: Nature, be with us -- Cycle three: Dirt on our hands -- Cycle four: Pests, people too -- Cycle five: Forsaken of the Earth -- Cycle six: Disasters, natural and other -- Cycle seven: Talk of the animals -- Cycle eight: What the land remembers -- Cycle nine: Growing out of this land -- Cycle ten: Come always spring
Control code
ocn318869620
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxv, 387 pages
Isbn
9780820332772
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820332772
  • (OCoLC)318869620
  • (Sirsi) b12547700
Label
Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry, edited by Camille T. Dungy
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The nature of African American poetry -- Cycle one: Just looking -- Cycle two: Nature, be with us -- Cycle three: Dirt on our hands -- Cycle four: Pests, people too -- Cycle five: Forsaken of the Earth -- Cycle six: Disasters, natural and other -- Cycle seven: Talk of the animals -- Cycle eight: What the land remembers -- Cycle nine: Growing out of this land -- Cycle ten: Come always spring
Control code
ocn318869620
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xxxv, 387 pages
Isbn
9780820332772
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009018528
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780820332772
  • (OCoLC)318869620
  • (Sirsi) b12547700

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