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Black Nature: Four Centuries of African American Nature Poetry
By Camille T. Dungy (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Univ of Georgia Pr
Publication date December 1, 2009
Pages 387
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780820334318
ISBN-10 0820334316
Dimensions 1 by 6 by 8.75 in.
Weight 1.40 lbs.
Original list price $26.95
Other format details university press
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Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated.

Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry―anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild.

Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements.

Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole.

A Friends Fund Publication.



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from Univ of Georgia Pr (December 1, 2009)
9780820332772 | details & prices | 387 pages | 6.25 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.65 lbs | List price $76.95
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9780820334318 | details & prices | 387 pages | 6.00 × 8.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.40 lbs | List price $26.95
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