by Melba Joyce Boyd, Wrestling With The Muse Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wrestling With The Muse book, And as I groped in darkness and felt the pain of millions, gradually, like day driving night across the continent, I saw dawn upon them like the sun a vision. —Dudley Randall, from "Roses and Revolutions" In 1963, the African American poet Dudley Randall (1914–2000) wrote "The Ballad of Birmingham" in response to the bombing of a church in Alabama that killed four young black girls, and "Dressed All in Pink," about the assassination of President Kennedy. When both were set to music by folk singer Jerry Moore in 1965, Randall published them as broadsides. Thus was born the Broadside Press, whose popular chapbooks opened the canon of American literature to the works of African American writers. Dudley Randall, one of the great success stories of American small-press history, was also poet laureate of Detroit, a civil-rights activist, and a force in the Black Arts Movement. Melba Joyce Boyd was an editor at Broadside, was Randall's friend and colleague for twenty-eight years, and became his authorized biographer. Her book is an account of the interconnections between urban and labor politics in Detroit and the broader struggles of black America before and during the Civil Rights era. But also, through Randall's poetry and sixteen years of interviews, the narrative is a multipart dialogue between poets, Randall, the author, and the history of American letters itself, and it affords unique insights into the life and work of this crucial figure.
by James Edward Smethurst, The Black Arts Movement Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Black Arts Movement book, Looks at the hsitory of the Black Arts movement and its impact on culture and politics in the United States.
by Tyler Hoffman, American Poetry In Performance Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Poetry In Performance book, Traces the history of performance poetry in America, relating the performance of poetry to shifting political and cultural ideologies.
by Michael King, Wrestling With The Angel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Wrestling With The Angel book, Janet Frame, born in 1924, is New Zealand's most celebrated and least public author. Her early life in small South Island towns seemed, at times, engulfed in a tide of doom: one brother still-born, another epileptic; two sisters dead of heart failure while swimming; Frame herself committed to mental hospitals for the best part of a decade. Later, her surviving sister was temporarily felled in adulthood by a stroke, an uncle cut his throat and a cousin shot his lover, his lover's parents and then himself. . This, then, is an inspiring biography of a woman who climbed out of an abyss of unhappiness to take control of her life and become one of the great writers of her time. And to enable her biographer to write this book scrupulously and honestly, Janet Frame spoke for the first time about her whole life. She also made available her personal papers and directed her family and friends to be equally communicative. The result is a biography of astonishing intimacy and frankness.
by Jeffrey Gray, American Poets And Poetry From The Colonial Era To The Present 2 Volumes Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download American Poets And Poetry From The Colonial Era To The Present 2 Volumes book, The ethnically diverse scope, broad chronological coverage, and mix of biographical, critical, historical, political, and cultural entries make this the most useful and exciting poetry reference of its kind for students today. • Covers American poetry from the Colonial era to the present in roughly 300 alphabetically arranged entries • Features key contemporary poets, including those appearing in current journals • Brings together approximately 80 contributors who are among the most widely known scholars in the field • Supports Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Social Studies by helping students gain a greater understanding of language
by sir Philip Perring (4th bart.), The Spirit And The Muse Hymns And Other Poems With Tr From The Odes Of Horace Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Spirit And The Muse Hymns And Other Poems With Tr From The Odes Of Horace book,
by Katy Ryan, Demands Of The Dead Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Demands Of The Dead book, This collection by death-row prisoners, playwrights, poets, activists, and literary scholars provides literary perspectives on the subject of the death penalty.
Author: Elizabeth Ann Beaulieu Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group ISBN: 0313024626 Size: 77.99 MB Format: PDF, Mobi Category : African American women in literature Languages : en Pages : 991 View: 3446