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He Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements and changed forever our national literature and the course of America itselfMeticulously researched thoughtfully structured The Vintage Book of African American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to students educators and all those interested in the ever evolving tradition that is American poet I'm leaving this un starred because it feels weird to me to rate a historical anthology of poetry Some of the poems viscerally moved me and some of them I don't connect with but that has been my experience with poetry in general I'm glad this book exists and that Bunmi Laditan of Honest Toddler fame recommended it on Twitter I particularly enjoyed the chapters on Paul Laurence Dunbar and Georgia Douglas Johnson

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The Vintage Book of African American PoetryIn The Vintage Book of African American Poetry editors Michael S Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States 200 years of vision struggle power beauty and triumph from 52 outstanding poetsFrom the neoclassical stylings of slave born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence Dunbar the r This is an anthology of black talent through the years and across the country I found it interesting when certain parallels surface such as attending a certain school sharing common influences or even certain images repeating in the work I also admire the different writing styles from how words are arranged on a page to how a poem is usedwhether its to describe a moment in time celebrate a person who has passed or just reflect on the current state of society