Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry / edited by Camille T. Dungy.

Title
Black nature : four centuries of African American nature poetry / edited by Camille T. Dungy.
Publication
  • Athens, Georgia : The University of Georgia Press, [2009]
  • ©2009

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Additional Authors
Dungy, Camille T., 1972-
Description
xxxv, 387 pages; 24 cm
Alternative Title
Four centuries of African American nature poetry
Subject
Genre/Form
  • Anthologie.
  • Criticism, interpretation, etc.
  • Nature poetry
  • Nature poetry.
  • Poetry
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Processing Action (note)
  • committed to retain
Contents
  • Cycle one: Just looking. We must be careful / Ed Roberson -- Earth is a living thing / Lucille Clifton -- Mountains of California, part I / Al Young -- Mountain road ends here / G.E. Patterson -- Queen Anne's lace / June Jordan -- On summer / George Moses Horton -- Yellow jacket / Nikki Giovanni -- Eclogue at twilight / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Ruellia noctiflora / Marilyn Nelson -- Evening primrose / Rita Dove -- Night-blooming cereus / Robert Hayden -- September night / George Marion McClellan -- Sweet enough ocean, cotton / Thylias Moss -- Metamorphism / Helene Johnson -- Brown girl's nature poem: provincetown / Toni Wynn -- What more? / Gerald Barrax Sr. -- Be careful / Ed Roberson -- Watching blackbirds turn to ghosts / Rachel Eliza Griffiths -- If winter comes, can spring? / Alvin Aubert -- 31 words * prose poems [#12] / Rita Shockley.
  • Cycle two: Nature, be with us. We are not strangers here / Ravi Howard -- For a farmer / James A. Emanuel -- To waste at trees / Gerald Barrax Sr. -- White dog / Carl Phillips -- You must walk this lonesome / Evie Shockley -- Down from the houses of magic / Cyrus Cassells -- Ephemera / George Marion McClellan -- Sleepwalker on the mountain / Ruth Ellen Kocher -- #543 / Richard Wright -- Aphrodite of economy / Mark McMorris -- Arachis hypogaea / Marilyn Nelson -- In the Rachel Carson Wildlife Refuge, thinking of Rachel Carson / Anthony Walton -- language / Camille T. Dungy -- For Alice Walker (a summertime tanka) / June Jordan -- Generations / Lucille Clifton -- Work / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Poem to my child, if ever you shall be / Ross Gay -- To a certain lady, in her garden / Sterling Brown -- Urban nature / Ed Roberson -- September songs / Reginald Shepherd.
  • Cycle three: Dirt on our hands. from 12 million Black voices / Richard Wright -- Another April / Anne Spencer -- Barriers / Gerald Barrax Sr. -- Young peacock / Lenard D. Moore -- Urban renewal: XIII / Major Jackson -- Bees / Audre Lorde -- Carrion / Anthony Walton -- Look at the blackbird fall / June Jordan -- Flight of the California condor / Wanda Coleman -- Since everyone can never be safe / Camille T. Dungy -- Won't be but a minute / Patricia Smith -- Called / Michael S. Harper -- Harvest song / Jean Toomer -- Black man talks of reaping / Arna Bontemps -- Wood and rain / Melvin Dixon -- Joy in the woods / Claude McKay -- Sorrow home / Margaret Walker -- Blues aubade (or, Revision of the lean, post-modernist pastorale) / Honorée Fanonne Jeffers -- Romance / Ed Roberson -- April is on the way / Alice Dunbar-Nelson.
  • Cycle four: Pests, people too. Boll weevils, coyotes, and the color of nuisance / C.S. Giscombe -- Miscarriage in October with ladybugs / Amber Flora Thomas -- Man reading in bed by a window with bugs / Gregory Pardlo -- Pest / Major Jackson -- Ambition II: mosquito in the mist / Tim Seibles -- #459 / Richard Wright -- Market / Thomas Sayers Ellis -- For those who need a true story / Tara Betts -- Postcard to an ecologist / Lenard D. Moore -- Nature boy / C.S. Giscombe -- Plague of starlings / Robert Hayden -- O believer / Janice N. Harrington -- Brown menace or poem to the survival of roaches / Audre Lorde -- Life / Kwame Alexander -- What a snakehead discovered in a Maryland pond and a poet in corporate America have in common / Kamilah Aisha Moon -- Lost conquistador / Shane Book -- Beginning of the end of the world / Lucille Clifton -- Carpenter bee / Natasha Trethewey -- Yellowjackets / Yusef Komunyakaa.
  • Cycle five: Forsaken of the earth. Flowers / Alice Walker -- On imagination / Phillis Wheatley -- For Saundra / Nikki Giovanni -- Natural world / G.E. Patterson -- Lament for dark peoples / Langston Hughes -- White things / Anne Spencer -- Parsley / Rita Dove -- Haunted oak / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- from Rape of Florida, Canto I / Albery Whitman -- Swimchant of nigger mer-folk (an aquaboogie set in lapis) / Douglas Kearney -- Water USA / Clarence Major -- Migration / Major Jackson -- February leaving / Ruth Ellen Kocher -- Blue horses / Ed Roberson -- Sick man looks at flowers / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Prodigal / Arna Bontemps -- Potters' field / Cynthia Parker-Ohene -- Monument / Natasha Trethewey.
  • Cycle six: Disasters, natural and other. Disasters, nature, and poetry / Mona Lisa Saloy -- Floodtide / Askia M. Touré -- Children of the Mississippi / Sterling Brown -- Emmett Till / James A. Emanuel -- Sign post / Devorah Major -- Song / Audre Lorde -- Sacred history of the earth / G.E. Patterson -- Greenness taller than gods / Yusef Komunyakaa -- San Francisco, spring 1986 / Patricia Spears Jones -- Cure / Carl Phillips -- Liturgy / Natasha Trethewey -- Reapers / Jean Toomer -- Earthquake blues / Ishmael Reed -- Erasure / Amber Flora Thomas -- Floodsong 2: water moccasin's spiritual / Douglas Kearney -- Requiem / Anne Spencer -- Ice storm / Robert Hayden.
  • Cycle seven: Talk of the animals. Shepherd's tale / Sean Hill -- Beehive / Jean Toomer -- Black-and-white dusk at Limantour Beach / Rachel Eliza Griffiths -- Sympathy / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- Sea-turtle and the shark / Melvin B. Tolson -- #175 / Richard Wright -- European folk tale variant / Harryette Mullen -- Man raised as chicken / Wendy S. Walters -- Far / C.S. Giscombe -- Spider speaks / Shara McCallum -- Hummingbird / Cyrus Cassells -- Herd / Tim Seibles -- Speed / Cornelius Eady -- Points of view / Ishmael Reed -- Requiem for a nest / Wanda Coleman -- Surfaces and masks: XXX / Clarence Major -- Minks / Toi Derricotte -- Possum / Janice N. Harrington -- Appaloosa / Afaa Michael Weaver -- April lyric/All I know is / G.E. Patterson.
  • Cycle eight: What the land remembers. April in Eatonton / Honorée Fanonne Jeffers -- Locus / Robert Hayden -- Jaguaripe / Myronn Hardy -- What there was / Janice N. Harrington -- Wind talker / Frank X Walker -- Mulberry fields / Lucille Clifton -- I am black and the trees are green / E. Ethelbert Miller -- Maple remains / Amaud Jamaul Johnson -- Tallahatchie lullaby, baby / Douglas Kearney -- Out in the country of my country / June Jordan -- Three days of forest, a river, free / Rita Dove -- American light / Claudia Rankine -- Look ahead, look south: the future / C.S. Giscombe -- Southern song / Margaret Walker -- Wave / Ed Roberson -- Her table mountain / Evie Shockley -- from Juneteenth: the bicentennial poem / Sherley Anne Williams -- Tap-root / Indigo Moor -- Last talk with Jim Hardwick / Marilyn Nelson -- History as apple tree / Michael S. Harper.
  • Cycle nine: Growing out of this land. Writing home / Camille T. Dungy -- #559 / Richard Wright -- Millpond / Yusef Komunyakaa -- Seven pastorals at sixteen / Sean Hill -- Before a screen door / Janice N. Harrington -- Pull / Indigo Moor -- Two directions / C.S. Giscombe -- My grandfather walks in the woods / Marilyn Nelson -- Mississippi gardens / Stephanie Pruitt -- I called them trees / Gerald Barrax Sr. -- Beaches, why I don't care for them / Wanda Coleman -- At 57, my father learns to grow things / Ruth Ellen Kocher -- Suburban noir / Gregory Pardlo -- Letter to the local police / June Jordan -- Homeopathic / Frank X Walker -- Root / Terrance Hayes -- What my child learns of the sea / Audre Lorde -- Ritual of season / Remica L. Bingham -- More than once in caves / Mark McMorris -- Pachuta, Mississippi/A memoir / Al Young.
  • Cycle ten: Comes always spring. First skunk of spring / Marilyn Nelson -- [Earth, I thank you] / Anne Spencer -- Bemidji in spring / Sean Hill -- Winter poem / Nikki Giovanni -- After the winter / Claude McKay -- For Alexis / Joanne V. Gabbin -- Thank you / Ross Gay -- Spring down / George Marion McClellan -- Deep in the quiet wood / James Weldon Johnson -- Violets / Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Man, his bowl, his raspberries / Claudia Rankine -- What to eat, and what to drink, and what to leave for poison / Camille T. Dungy -- Earth song / Langston Hughes -- Rondeau / Jessie Redmon Fauset -- Southern living / Kendra Hamilton -- Geraniums / Elizabeth Alexander -- My Mississippi spring / Margaret Walker -- Fearless / Tim Seibles.
ISBN
  • 9780820332772
  • 0820332771
  • 9780820334318
  • 0820334316
LCCN
2009018528
Owning Institutions
Harvard Library