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Book Title: The Garden Thrives: 20th Century African American Poetry|
The author of the book: Clarence Major
Date of issue: February 28th 1996
ISBN 13: 9780060951214
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 779 KB
Edition: Harper Perennial
Read full description of the books The Garden Thrives: 20th Century African American Poetry:"The Garden Thrives: 20th Century African-American Poetry," edited by Clarence Major, collects the best of what African-American poets have to offer. Featuring works that span from the turn of the century through the Harlem Renaissance and the profoundly political 1960s and '70s to the diversity of contemporary society, "The Garden Thrives" is the first truly comprehensive anthology of 20th-century African-American poetry. "The Garden Thrives" showcases luminaries and heretofore lesser-knowns, with pieces by well-known contemporary poets, standouts from the Harlem Renaissance and works from the turn of the century, when many black American poets published to a solely black audience. "The Garden Thrives" contains the work of nearly 100 poets, including Nobelist Derek Walcott; Pulitzer-winners Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa and Gwendolyn Brooks; Paul Laurence Dunbar; Jean Toomer; Langston Hughes; Arna Bontemps; Countee Cullen; Audre Lorde; Alice Walker; Robert Hayden; Esses Hemphill; Ntozake Shange and Nikki Giovanni.
As the end of the century approaches, "The Garden Thrives" eloquently demonstrates that African-American poets have been instrumental in defining and advancing the aesthetic of poetry in this country.
Read information about the authorCurrently a professor of twentieth century American literature at the University of California at Davis, Clarence Major is a poet, painter and novelist who was born in Atlanta and grew up in Chicago.
Clarence Major was a finalist for the National Book Awards (1999). He is recipient of many awards, among them, a National Council on The Arts Award (1970), a Fulbright (1981-1983), a Western States Book Award (1986) and two Pushcart prizes--one for poetry, one for fiction. Major is a contributor to many periodicals and anthologies in the USA, Europe, South America and Africa. He has served as judge for The National Book Awards, the PEN-Faulkner Award and twice for the National Endowment for The Arts. Major has traveled extensively and lived in various parts of the United States and for extended periods in France and Italy. He has lectured and read his work in dozens of U. S. universities as well as in England, France, Liberia, West Germany, Ghana, and Italy.
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