Watch your language: visual and literary reflections on a century of American poetry
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Table of Contents
From the Book
Preface: How to use this book
Between practice, 1984
Reflections and foresight upon a century of poetry, 2016
The nine muses of a poetry enthusiast's view of history or the nine multi-faced, multifaceted muses of American poetic production? (Twentieth century examination, key I)
Twentieth century examination, part I: Where would you begin?
My Gwendolyn Brooks
William Waring Cuney, born 1906
Margaret Danner, born 1915
Mari Evans, born 1919
Wallace Stevens Key
Twentieth century examination, part II: Did modernism begin at the same time as American poetry, or vice versa?
Poetry Foundation journal days, 2006
Bob Kaufman, born 1925
Russell Atkins, born 1926
Raymond Patterson, born 1929
Twentieth century examination, part III: Why so few poems concerning the atomic bomb?
A Lucille Clifton-inspired Sterling Brown teaching fable
Sonia Sanchez, born 1934
Michael S. Harper, born 1938
Barbara Chase-Riboud, born 1939
Intro: SOS: Poems 1961-2013, works by Amiri Baraka
Twentieth century examination, part IV: How should we go about awarding Gwendolyn Brooks a posthumous Novel Prize in literature?
Toi Derricotte, born 1941
Lorenzo Thomas, born 1944
Ai, born 1947
Yusef Komunyakaa, born 1947
Everyday mojo letters to Yusef
Twentieth century examination, part V: How old is contemporary poetry?
James Baldwin Cave Canem keynote, 2017
Afaa M. Weaver, born 1951
Tony Hoagland, born 1953
Lynda Hull, born 1954
Patricia Smith, born 1955
Lucie Brock-Broido, born 1956
Essex Hemphill, born 1957
Twentieth century examination, part VI: What happened to the last of the last poets?
Reginald Shepherd, born 1963
David Cloud Berman, born 1967
A Frank Stanford lyric speech act test with visions
Twentieth century examination, part VII: Where do poets come from?
Introduction to Wicked enchantment: selected poems
Cornelius Eady reading introduction, 2003
Toi Tribute, 2012
Twentieth century examination, part VIII: How many of your muses rest in peace?
The Tim Seibles bookbioboardgame
The renegade poetic fortune-telling machine
Brigit Pegeen Kelly and the case of the missing manuscript! (1951-2016)
Guan Guan, 1929-2021
Twentieth century examination, part IX: What grows harder to see as you get closer to it?
The African rainbow lizard
A poetics of practice keynote.
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