Of Poetry and Protest
Of Poetry and Protest
From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin

This stunning work illuminates today's black experience through the voices of our most transformative and powerful African American poets.

This extraordinary volume collects the poems of forty-four of America’s most talented African American wordsmiths, including Pulitzer Prize– winning poets Rita Dove, Natasha Tretheway, Yusef Komunyakaa and Tracy K. Smith, as well as the work of other luminaries such as Elizabeth Alexander, Ishmael Reed, Nikki Giovanni and Sonia Sanchez. Accompanying each poem is a photograph of the poet along with a first-person biography and the book also includes personal essays on race from Harry Belafonte, Amiri Baraka and Reverend R. William Barber II, architect of the Moral Mondays movement. Images and iconic political posters of the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panther Party accompany the work. Taken together, this remarkable book gives voice to the current conversation about race in America while also providing historical and cultural context. It serves as an excellent introduction to African American poetry and is a must-have for every reader committed to social justice and racial harmony.

Title Of Poetry and Protest
Subtitle From Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Title First Published 07 June 2016
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 224 p.
ISBN-10 0393352730
ISBN-13 9780393352733
Publication Date 07 June 2016
Main content page count 224
Weight 16 oz.

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