Resources and Selected Bibliography
Adoff, Arnold, ed. The Poetry of Black America: Anthology of the 20th Century. New
Andrews, William, Frances Smith Foster, and Trudier Harris. eds. The Oxford
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
Fuller, Charles. A Soldier's Play. New York: Hill and Wang Press, 1982,
Gabbin, Joanne V. ed. The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry.
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
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:
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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