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Twentieth Century African American Poetry


A collection of modern and contemporary African American poetry, featuring almost 9,000 poems by 62 of the most important African American poets of the last century, including Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Audre Lorde and Rita Dove.

Access Locations: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Subjects: Language and Literature; English and American Literature; Poetry; Area and Cultural Studies; African American Studies

Notes: Many contemporary African-American writers of the 1980s and 1990s, who have gained recognition through national poetry awards or inclusion within leading print anthologies, are also represented.

Dates of Coverage: 1901-1999

Update Frequency: N/A

Print Equivalent: Many of the publications included in 20th Century African American Poetry are available in traditional print or microform formats at The New York Public Library. Check the Library Catalog for holdings.

Provider: Bell & Howell (UMI) & Learning Company

Format: Web

Output Type: Print, Download