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The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970 : an anthology /

edited by Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps.

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Names: Hughes, Langston, | Bontemps, Arna,
Published: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1970.
Edition: [Rev. and updated ed.].
Series: Doubleday anchor books ; AO-73.
Topics: American poetry - African American authors. | African Americans - Poetry. | Poetry - Black authors. | Blacks - Poetry. | Poetry.
Genres: Poetry. | Poetry.
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I Negro poets of the U.S.A. Bars Fight / Lucy Terry -- An Evening Thought / Jupiter Hammon -- His Excellency General Washington ; On Imagination / Phillis Wheatley -- On Liberty and Slavery / George Moses Horton -- Epigram / Armand Lanusse -- The Slave Auction ; Let the Light Enter / Frances E.W. Harper -- Verse Written in the Album of Mademoiselle / Pierre Dalcour -- The Feet of Judas / George Marion McClellan -- The Way-side Well / Joseph S. Cotter, Sr. -- Miss Melerlee / John Wesley Holloway -- A Litany at Atlanta / W.E.B. Du Bois -- Paul Laurence Dunbar ; An Indignation Dinner / James David Corrothers -- O Black and Unknown Bards ; My City ; Lift Every Voice and Sing / James Weldon Johnson -- Sympathy ; Dawn ; A Negro Love Song ; When Malindy Sings ; Little Brown Baby ; A Death Song ; Ere Sleep Comes Down to Soothe the Weary Eyes ; Compensation / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Sonnet / Alice Dunbar Nelson -- The House of Falling Leaves ; The Watchers ; White Magic: An Ode / William Stanley Braithwaite -- The Teacher ; Tuskegee / Leslie Pinckney Hill -- A Winter Twilight ; For the Candle Light ; When the Green Lies over the Earth ; Tenebris / Angelina Weld Grimké -- My Hero / Benjamin Brawley -- Life Long, Poor Browning ... ; Letter to My Sister ; At the Carnival ; Lines to a Nasturtium ; For Jim, Easter Eve / Anne Spencer -- Enigma ; La Vie C'est la Vie ; Dead Fires ; Oblivion / Jessie Redmond Fauset -- Morning Light ; Arctic Tern in a Museum ; Little Birches / Effie Lee Newsome -- The Heart of a Woman ; Youth ; Remember ; The Suppliant ; Old Black Men ; Interracial ; I Closed My Shutters Fast Last Night ; Recessional ; My Little Dreams / Georgia Douglas Johnson -- San Francisco ; Villanelle of Washington Square ; View Carré / Walter Adolphe Roberts -- Rulers : The Banjo Player ; The Scarlet Woman ; Tired ; Aunt Jane Allen ; When I Die ; The Lonley Mother ; Who Is That A-walking in the Corn? / Fenton Johnson -- Status Quo ; At Early Morn / Binga Dismond -- The Tropics in New York ; After the Winter ; Spring in New Hampshire ; A Song of the Moon ; Harlem Shadows ; America ; White Houses ; If We Must Die ; Baptism ; Flame-heart / Claude McKay -- Banking Coal ; The Blue Meridian / Jean Toomer -- Supplication ; And What Shall You Say? / Joseph S. Cotter, Jr. -- Dark Symphony ; Lamda ; Do / Melvin B. Tolson -- On Seeing Two Brown Boys in a Catholic Church ; Kid Stuff ; Toast ; Letters Found Near a Suicide / Frank Horne -- The Craftsman ; McDonogh Day in New Orleans / Marcus B. Christian -- Nocturne Varial ; Dream Song ; Transformation / Lewis Alexander -- The Elevator Man Adheres to Form ; Best Loved of Africa ; Dance of the Abakweta / Margaret Danner -- After Winter ; Old Lem ; Foreclosure ; Remembering Nat Turner ; Sister Lou / Sterling A. Brown -- The Mask ; Solace ; Joy ; Interim / Clarissa Scott Delany.
I, Too, Sing America ; Dream Variation ; The Weary Blues ; Mother to Son ; The Negro Speaks of Rivers ; Personal ; Havana Deams ; Harlem Sweeties ; Merry-Go-Round ; Let America Be America Again ; I Thought It Was Tangiers I Wanted ; Song for a Suicide ; Harlem ; Birmingham Sunday ; Motto ; Cultural Exchange / Langston Hughes -- Sonnets ; Lines Written At the Grave of Aleandre Dumas / Gwendolyn B. Bennett -- A Black Man Talks of Reaping ; Miracles ; Nocturne at Bethesda ; Southern Mansion ; Length of Moon ; The Return ; Idolatry ; Close Your Eyes! ; Golgotha Is a Mountain ; A Note of Humility ; The Daybreakers ; Nocturne of the wharves ; God Give to Men / Arna Bontemps -- Epitaph for a Bigot ; Green Valley / Dorothy Vena Johnson -- For a Poet ; The Wise ; For a Lady I Know ; Incident ; Yet Do I Marvel ; Youth Sings a Song of Rosebuds ; From the Dark Tower / Countee Cullen -- The Resurrection ; My Angel ; And One Shall Live in Two ; Muse in Late November ; She Said ... / Jonathan Henderson Brooks -- Poet ; Prescience ; Haven ; Appoggiatura ; Benedicion / Donald Jeffery Hayes -- Four Glimpses of Night ; I Sing No New Songs ; Robert Whitmore ; Flowers of Darkness / Frank Marshall Davis -- Northboun̕ / Lucy Ariel Williams Holloway -- Forgotten Dreams ; On the Death of a Child / Edward Silvera -- Summer Matures ; Fulfillment ; Magalu ; Remember Not ; Invocation ; The Road / Helene Johnson -- Face of Poverty / Lucy Smith -- Urgency / Sarah E. Wright -- Adjuration ; Tumult / Charles Enoch Wheeler -- Plans ; A Young David; Birmingham ; Words / Helen Morgan Brooks -- Without Name / Pauli Murray -- Heart of the Woods / Wesley Curtright -- Freedom in Mah Soul ; Western Town / David Wadsworth Cannon, Jr. -- A Boy's Need ; Crossing a Creek ; Willow Bend and Weep ; On Calvary's Lonely Hill / Herbert Clark Johnson -- The Letter / Beatrice M. Murphy -- O Daedalus, Fly Away Home ; Homage to the Empress of the Blues ; A Ballad of Remembrance ; Runagate Runagate ; Frederick Douglass / Robert E. Hayden -- Creole Girl / Leslie Morgan Collins -- Six O'Clock ; Rag Doll and Summer Birds ; Counterpoint ; Epitaph for a Negro Woman ; The Decision ; Poem for My Brother Kenneth / Owen Dodson -- Memorial Wreath ; Legacy: My South / Dudley Randall -- Where Have You Gone? ... ; If There Be Sorrow / Mari Evans.
Molly Means ; We Have Been Believers ; For My People ; October Journey ; Harriet Tubman ; For Mary McLeod Bethune / Margaret Walker -- This Hour / Oliver LaGrone -- Be Daedalus / Nanina Alba -- Ultimate Equality ; Basic / Ray Durem -- The Fishes and the Poet's Hands / Frank Yerby -- Kitchenette Building ; The Birth in a Narrow Room ; "pygmies are pygmies still, though percht on Alps" ; First Fight. Then Fiddle ; The Wall / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Here and Now / Catharine Cater -- Prayer ; Another Day / Isabella Maria Brown -- To Satch ; What Bright Pushbutton? / Samuel Allen -- To an Avenue Sport / Helen Johnson Collins -- Blues for Bessie ; Two Leaqn Cats ... ; Young Poet ; Sunset Horn / Myron O'Higgins -- Journey to a Parallel ; The African Affair / Bruce McM. Wright -- Portrait Philippines ; Sonnet / Alfred A. Duckett -- Time and Tide / Hazel Washington LaMarre -- Song ; Notes for a Movie Script ; Letter Across Doubt and Distance ; And on This Shore -- Picnic: The Liberated / M. Carl Holman -- Paternal ; Mae's Rent Party / Ernest J. Wilson, Jr. -- A Folding and Unfolding / Welton Smith -- Church Burning: Mississippi ; Black Muslim Boy in a Hospital ; Son James A. Emanuel -- To a Brown Girl / Ossie Davis -- Refugee ; Midway ; Mortality / Naomi Long Madgett -- A Private Letter to Brazil ; The Map / G.C. Oden -- Clubwoman ; Jungle / Mary Carter Smith -- In Spite of All This Much Needed Thunder / Zack Gilbert -- Christophe / Russell Atkins -- For William Edward Burghardt DuBois on his Eightieth Birthday / Bette Darcie Latimer -- Black Man's Feast / Sarah Webster Fabio -- Jazz / Frank London Brown -- Miles' Delight / Ted Joans -- I've Got a Home in that Rock / Raymond Patterson -- Three Kings / James P. Vaughn -- To Vanity / Darwin T. Turner -- Dream / Solomon Edwards -- Madhouse / Calvin C. Hernton -- Four Sheets to the Wind and a One-way Ticket to France / Conrad Kent Rivers -- Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note ; Epistrophe / LeRoi Jones -- Suburbia / Maurice Martinez -- Afterwards, They Shall Dance ; Cincophrenicpoet ; Benediction / Bob Kaufman -- Letter from a Wife / S. Carolyn Reese -- A Juju of My Own / Lebert Bethune -- The Feral Pioneers-for Dancer / Ishmael Reed -- Poems; Birmingham 1962-1964 ; Moths ; Birmingham ; Alabama / Julia Fields -- Cities and Seas ; Ending / Norman Jordan -- Floodtide ; Askia Muhammad Touré -- Othello Jones dresses for dinner ; 18,000 feet ; eclipse / Ed Roberson -- Just Making it (Blood for Sale) ; The Worker / Richard Thomas -- Look at That Gal / Julian Bond -- Gift / Carol Freeman -- Brainwashing Dramatized / Don Johnson -- Sketches of Harlem ; Downtown-Boy Uptown / David Henderson -- Memorandum / Rudy Bee Graham.
II. Tributary poems by non-Negroes -- The Little Black Boy / William Blake -- To Toussaint L'Ouverture / William Wordsworth -- The Runaway Slave at Pilgrim's Point / Elizabeth Barrett Browning -- The Slave's Dream / Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -- The Farewell / John Greenleaf Whittier -- Stanzas on Freedom / James Russell Lowell -- "Formerly a Slave" / Herman Melville -- The Runaway Slave ; The Wounded Person ; The Drayman ; Ethiopia Saluting the Colors / Walt Whitman -- Toussaint L'Ouverture / Edwin Arlington Robinson -- The Bird and the Tree / Ridgely Torrence -- Mammy Hums ; Jazz Fantasia / Carl Sandburg -- The Congo / Vachel Lindsay -- Defeat / Witter Bynner -- Echoes of Childhood ; Uncle Jim ; Delphy / Alice Corbin -- How Old Brown Took Harpers Ferry / Edmund Clarence Stedman -- Porgy, Maria, and Bess / DuBose Heyward -- The Stong Swimmer / William Rose Benét -- Elegy on a Nordic White Protestant / John Gould Fletcher -- Arthur Mitchell / Marianne Moore -- Upstairs Downstairs / Hervey Allen -- Negroes ; Lynched Negro ; Poem to Negro and Whites / Maxwell Bodenheim -- Small Colored Boy in the Subway / Babette Deutsch -- Little White Schoolhouse Blues / Florence Becker Lennon -- The World Looks On / Louis Newman -- Creed / Walter Lowenfels -- John Brown's Prayer / Stephen Vincent Benét -- Sonnets at Christmas (II) / Allen Tate -- Last Impression of New York ; In War ; Big Man ; Pico Della Mirandola ; Things of the Spirit ; Pen Hy Cane / Mason Jordon Mason -- A Communication to Nancy Cunard / Kay Boyle -- They Are Ours / A.B. Magil -- Boogie-Woogie Ballads / St. Clair McKelway -- Street Scene -- 1946 / Kenneth Porter -- Slave Story / Hodding Carter -- Norris Dam ; Daphne ; On a Picture by Pippin, Called "The Den" ; Harpers Ferry / Selden Rodman -- Singing in the Dark / Irma Wassall -- My South / Don West -- Negro Spiritual / Perient Trott -- Songs for a Colored Singer / Elizabeth Bishop -- Government Injunction / Josephine Miles -- Nice Day for a Lynching / Kenneth Patchen -- Lenox Avenue ; The Castle / Sidney Alexander -- The Trial / Muriel Rukeyser -- Recapitulations XI ; The Southerner / Karl Shapiro -- Say Good-bye to Big Daddy / Randall Jarrell -- To a Negro Boy Graduating ; Countee Cullen / Eugene T. Maleska -- Bim Bam / Dorothy Rosenberg -- Juncture / Rea Lubar Duncan -- Recessional for the Class of 1959 of a School for Delinquent Negro Girls / Joseph R. Cowen -- Buckdancer's Choice / James Dickey -- Ode: Salute to the French Negro Poets / Frank O'Hara -- Requiem for "Bird" Parker / Gregory Corso -- The Memory of Boxer Benny (Kid) Paret / Frank Lima Biographical notes Author Biographies Author index First line index.

Table of Contents for: The poetry of the Negro, 1746-1970 : an