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ERIC Number: ED079744
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 394
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Understanding the New Black Poetry: Black Speech and Black Music as Poetic References.
Henderson, Stephen
Oral tradition, both rural and urban, forms an infrastructure for this anthology, which presents selections of black poetry with an emphasis on the poetry of the sixties. Based on the thesis that the new black poetry's main referents are black speech and black music, the anthology includes examples from the oral tradition of folk sermon, spirituals, blues, ballad, and rap. An extensive introduction explores the many forms used by black poets, with comments on what is black in the poetry in terms not only of theme and fidelity to the black experience in America, but in terms of structure as well. Biographical notes on the contributing poets are appended to the anthology. (MF)
William Morrow & Co., Inc., 105 Madison Ave., New York, New York 10016 ($9.95)
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