Poetry

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Let’s not call this a review, deal? Who reviews June Jordan? She was the queen of everything.

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“The poems in Waterbaby are present. They tell the truth and will inspire readers to lust for more.”

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Balancing and mixing, with rhyme and reason, love and anger, good and bad, memory and the created present, all to tell the story of a life, a memoir unrestrained, devoid o

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“On Imagination” is the opening poem in Library of American’s African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. It was written by Phillis Wheatley in the mid-17th century.

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Angela Jackson’s biography A Surprised Queenhood in the New Black Sun: The Life and Legacy of Gwendolyn Brooks comes on the eve of the 100th anniversary of Brooks’ birth.

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a potent cocktail of political anger and radical formal experimentation.”