Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep: An Anthology of Poetry by African Americans Since 1945

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A collection of postwar African-American poetry showcases the works of such poets as Derek Walcott, Amiri Baraka, Ishmael Reed, Gwendolyn Brooks, Audre Lorde, and others

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"Every Shut Eye Ain't Asleep" is a rich collection of the work of post-World War II African-American poets. It brings together the voices of the most important African-American poets of our time, beginning with the highly influential Robert Hayden and Gwendolyn Brooks, and covers an astonishing range of styles and techniques.

This extraordinary body of poetry is the flowering of an artistic tradition established earlier in this century by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes. The newer work comprises many different visions, ranging from the chiseled and layered modernism of Jay Wright to the plainspoken ferocity of Sonia Sanchez, from the dazzling witticisms of Ishmael Reed to the plangent lyricism of Rita Dove.

Edited by the distinguished poet Michael Harper and his star student and colleague Anthony Walton, this notable collection of work will be the standard anthology in the field for years to come.

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Narrative: Ali; A Poem In Twelve Rounds by Elizabeth Alexander
The Venus Hottentot by Elizabeth Alexander
Cuba, 1962 by Florence Anthony
Endangered Species by Florence Anthony
Riot Act, April 29, 1992 by Florence Anthony
Self Defense by Florence Anthony
4. by Amiri Baraka
Black Art by Amiri Baraka
Black Bourgeoisie by Amiri Baraka
Clay by Amiri Baraka
Preface To A Twenty Volume Suicide Note by Amiri Baraka
Short Speech To My Friends by Amiri Baraka
Three Modes Of History And Culture by Amiri Baraka
A Dream Of The Ring: The Great Jack Johnson by George (1948-) Barlow
In My Father's House by George (1948-) Barlow
King: April 4, 1968 by Gerald William Barrax
Last Letter by Gerald William Barrax
The Singer by Gerald William Barrax
The Bean Eaters by Gwendolyn Brooks
Beverly Hills, Chicago by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Blackstone Rangers: 1. As Seen By Disciplines by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Blackstone Rangers: 2. The Leaders by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Blackstone Rangers: 3. Gang Girls; A Rangerette by Gwendolyn Brooks
Boy Breaking Glass by Gwendolyn Brooks
A Bronzeville Mother Loiters In Mississippi by Gwendolyn Brooks
Gay Chaps At The Bar: Mentors by Gwendolyn Brooks
Gay Chaps At The Bar: Piano After War by Gwendolyn Brooks
Jamal; Nineteen Cows In A Slow Line Walking by Gwendolyn Brooks
Kojo; I Am Black by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Last Quatrain Of The Ballad Of Emmett Till by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Lovers Of The Poor by Gwendolyn Brooks
Medgar Evers by Gwendolyn Brooks
Merle; Uncle Seagram by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Mother by Gwendolyn Brooks
The Near-johannesburg Boy by Gwendolyn Brooks
Novelle by Gwendolyn Brooks
Of De Witt Williams On His Way To Lincoln Cemetery by Gwendolyn Brooks
Sadie And Maud by Gwendolyn Brooks
A Song In The Front Yard by Gwendolyn Brooks
Song Of Winnie by Gwendolyn Brooks
Tinsel Marie; The Coora Flower by Gwendolyn Brooks
To An Old Black Woman, Homeless And Indistinct by Gwendolyn Brooks
We Real Cool; The Pool Players. Seven At The Golden Shovel by Gwendolyn Brooks
4/40/92; For Rodney King by Lucille Clifton
Cutting Greens by Lucille Clifton
The Death Of Crazy Horse by Lucille Clifton
In Salem by Lucille Clifton
Miss Rosie by Lucille Clifton
Powell - March 1991 by Lucille Clifton
Slaveships by Lucille Clifton
To Ms. Ann by Lucille Clifton
To My Friend, Jerina by Lucille Clifton
White Lady; Street Name For Cocaine by Lucille Clifton
Why Some People Be Mad At Me Sometimes by Lucille Clifton
Adupe by Jayne Cortez
Jazz Fan Looks Back by Jayne Cortez
Father by Ralph Dickey
Leaving Eden by Ralph Dickey
Mulatto Lullaby by Ralph Dickey
Grandmother: Crossing Jordan by Melvin Dixon
Heartbeats by Melvin Dixon
Tour Guide: La Maison Des Esclaves by Melvin Dixon
Banneker by Rita Dove
Beauty And The Beast by Rita Dove
Canary by Rita Dove
Dusting by Rita Dove
The Event by Rita Dove
Flash Cards by Rita Dove
The Great Palaces Of Versailles by Rita Dove
The Musician Talks About 'process' by Rita Dove
Parsley by Rita Dove
The Passage by Rita Dove
'teach Us To Number Our Days' by Rita Dove
Tou Wan Speaks To Her Husband, Liu Sheng by Rita Dove
Turning Thirty, I Contemplate Students Bicycling Home by Rita Dove
Weathering Out by Rita Dove
April by Cornelius Robert Eady
Crowds In A Strong Wind by Cornelius Robert Eady
Insomnia by Cornelius Robert Eady
Jack Johnson Does The Eagle Rock by Cornelius Robert Eady
Leadbelly by Cornelius Robert Eady
Muddy Waters & The Chicago Blues by Cornelius Robert Eady
Radio by Cornelius Robert Eady
Song by Cornelius Robert Eady
When In Rome by Mari E. Evans
Blue Monday by Calvin Forbes
My Father's House, 1908-1970 by Calvin Forbes
Reading Walt Whitman by Calvin Forbes
African Sculpture by Christopher Gilbert
And, Yes, Those Spiritual Matters by Christopher Gilbert
Resonance by Christopher Gilbert
A Sorrow Since Sitting Bull by Christopher Gilbert
This Bridge Across by Christopher Gilbert
American History by Michael S. Harper
Double Elegy by Michael S. Harper
The Drowning Of The Facts Of A Life by Michael S. Harper
Eve (rachel) by Michael S. Harper
For Bud by Michael S. Harper
Grandfather by Michael S. Harper
Here Where Coltrane Is by Michael S. Harper
Howage To New World by Michael S. Harper
In Hayden's Collage by Michael S. Harper
The Loon by Michael S. Harper
Nightmare Begins Responsibility by Michael S. Harper
Remember Mexico by Michael S. Harper
Studs by Michael S. Harper
Tongue-tied In Black And White by Michael S. Harper
American Journal by Robert Earl Hayden
Astronauts by Robert Earl Hayden
A Ballad Of Remembrance by Robert Earl Hayden
The Ballad Of Sue Ellen Westerfield by Robert Earl Hayden
Crispus Attucks by Robert Earl Hayden
The Dream by Robert Earl Hayden
El-hajj Malik El-shabazz by Robert Earl Hayden
Frederick Douglass by Robert Earl Hayden
Free Fantasia: Tiger Flowers by Robert Earl Hayden
Homage To The Empress Of The Blues by Robert Earl Hayden
Ice Storm by Robert Earl Hayden
The Islands by Robert Earl Hayden
A Letter From Phillis Wheatley by Robert Earl Hayden
The Night-blooming Cereus by Robert Earl Hayden
October by Robert Earl Hayden
Paul Laurence Dunbar by Robert Earl Hayden
The Point (stonington, Connecticut) by Robert Earl Hayden
Runagate Runagate by Robert Earl Hayden
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Earl Hayden
63rd And Broadway by Reuben M. Jackson
For Duke Ellington by Reuben M. Jackson
Thelonious by Reuben M. Jackson
Jenny In Love by Dolores Kendrick
Jenny In Sleep by Dolores Kendrick
Sadie Snuffs A Candle by Dolores Kendrick
Sophie, Climbing The Stairs by Dolores Kendrick
Dark Prophecy: I Sing Of Shine by Etheridge Knight
For Freckled-faced Gerald by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Haiku by Etheridge Knight
Hard Rock Returns To Prison From The Hospital For The Criminal Insane by Etheridge Knight
The Idea Of Ancestry by Etheridge Knight
A Poem For Black Relocation Centers by Etheridge Knight
Between Days by Yusef Komunyakaa
Elegy For Thelonious by Yusef Komunyakaa
Euphony by Yusef Komunyakaa
Facing It by Yusef Komunyakaa
February In Sydney by Yusef Komunyakaa
Fragging by Yusef Komunyakaa
How I See Things by Yusef Komunyakaa
Untitled Blues by Yusef Komunyakaa
Beams by Audre Lorde
Coal by Audre Lorde
Compassion's Bird by Audre Lorde
Don Jose Encounters El Cordobes by Audre Lorde
For The Record; In Memory Of Eleanor Bumpurs by Audre Lorde
The Lake In Central Park by Audre Lorde
Prologue by Audre Lorde
The White Deer by Audre Lorde
Degree Four by Nathaniel Mackey
Winged Abyss by Nathaniel Mackey
Gwendolyn Brooks by Haki R. Madhubuti
Malcolm Spoke/who Listened? by Haki R. Madhubuti
The Self-hatred Of Don L. Lee by Haki R. Madhubuti
Sun House (a Living Legend) by Haki R. Madhubuti
We Walk The Way Of The New World by Haki R. Madhubuti
Swallow The Lake by Clarence Major
Landscape With Saxophonist by Thylias Moss
Lessons From A Mirror by Thylias Moss
A Reconsideration Of The Blackbird by Thylias Moss
The Undertaker's Daughter Feels Neglect by Thylias Moss
Emily Dickinson's Defunct by Marilyn Nelson
Freeman Field by Marilyn Nelson
Lonely Eagles by Marilyn Nelson
My Grandfather Walks In The Woods by Marilyn Nelson
Porter by Marilyn Nelson
Star-fix by Marilyn Nelson
Three Men In A Tent by Marilyn Nelson
Tuskegee Airfield by Marilyn Nelson
Bible Study by Gloria Catherine Oden
A Private Letter To Brazil by Gloria Catherine Oden
Testament Of Loss by Gloria Catherine Oden
Twenty-six Ways Of Looking At A Blackman by Raymond Richard Patterson
.05 by Ishmael Reed
Dualism by Ishmael Reed
I Am A Cowboy In The Boat Of Ra by Ishmael Reed
Nov 22, 1988 by Ishmael Reed
Paul Laurence Dunbar In The Tenderloin by Ishmael Reed
The Reactionary Poet by Ishmael Reed
Depression by Sonia Sanchez
Elegy (for 'move' And Philadelphia) by Sonia Sanchez
Personal Letter No. 3 by Sonia Sanchez
Philadelphia: Spring, 1985 by Sonia Sanchez
Reflections After The June 12th March For Disarmament by Sonia Sanchez
Eulogy To W. H. Auden by Derek Walcott
A Far Cry From Africa by Derek Walcott
The Fist by Derek Walcott
The Schooner Flight by Derek Walcott
Letters From A New England Negro by Sherley Anne Williams
The Albuquerque Graveyard by Jay Wright
Death As History by Jay Wright
Desire's Persistence by Jay Wright
An Invitation To Madison County by Jay Wright
Love In The Weather's Bells by Jay Wright
Madrid by Jay Wright
Meta-a And The A Of Absolutes by Jay Wright
The Blues Don't Change by Albert James Young
Dance Of The Infidels by Albert James Young
Detroit 1958 by Albert James Young
From Bowling Green by Albert James Young
How Stars Start by Albert James Young
How The Rainbow Works by Albert James Young
Jazz As Was by Albert James Young
Leaving Syracuse by Albert James Young
Lester Leaps In by Albert James Young
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