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Adoff, Arnold, ed. The Poetry of Black America: Anthology of the 20th Century. New
York: Harper Collins, 1973.

Andrews, William,  Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris. eds. The Oxford
Companion to African American Literature. Oxford University Press, 1997.

Brennan, Elizabeth A. and Elizabeth C. Clarage. Who’s Who of Pulitzer Prize Winners.  Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press, 1999.

Brooks, Gwendolyn. Blacks. Chicago, IL: Third World Press, 1987.

Dove, Rita. Selected Poems. New York: Vintage Books, 1993.

Elam, Harry J. Jr., and David Krasner. Eds. African American Performance and
Theater History. Oxford University Press, 2001.

 Fuller, Charles.  A Soldier's Play.  New York: Hill and Wang Press, 1982, 

Gabbin, Joanne V. ed. The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry.
Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 1999.

Gates, Henry Louis Jr. and Nellie Y. Mc Kay, eds. The Norton Anthology of African American Literature. New York: Norton, 2004.

Gilbert, Derrick, I. M. (a.k.a. D-Knowledge), ed. Catch the Fire: A Cross- Generational Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry. New York: Riverhead, 1998.

Gordone, Charles. No Place To Be Somebody. Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, 1969

Harper, Michael S. and Anthony Walton, eds. The Vintage Book of African American Poetry. New York: Vintage Books, 2000.

Henderson, Stephen. Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and
Black Music as Poetic References. New York: Morrow, 1973.

Hill, Patricia Liggins. Call & Response: The Riverside Anthology of the African   American Literary Tradition. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1998.

Komunykaa, Yusef.  Neon Vernacular. Wesleyan University Press, 1993.

McPherson, James Alan. Elbow Room. New York: Ballantine Books 1983.

Morrison, Toni. Beloved.  New York: Vintage Books, 2004.

Napier, Winston. ed.  ,African American Literary Theory NYU Press, 2000.

Parks, Suzan-Lori. Topdog/Underdog. Theatre Communications Group, 2002.

Sanchez, Sonia. homegirls & handgrenades. New York: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 1984.

Smitherman, Geneva. Talkin & Testifyin: The Language of Black America. Detroit, MI:
Wayne State University Press, 1977.

Turner, Alberta T. Fifty Contemporary Poets. New York: David McKay, 1977.

Walker, Alice. The Color Purple.  New York: Harvest Books, 2003.

Ward, Jerry W. Jr., ed. Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry.New York Penguin, 1997.

Wilson, August. Fences. New York: Plume Books, 1986.

Wilson, August. The Piano Lesson. New York: Plume Books, 1990. 


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