Groundwork: New and Selected Poems, Don L. Lee/Haki R. Madhubuti from 1966 - 1996

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Thirty years of poems and a few essays of Don L. Lee beginning in the militant Black Arts Movement and metamorphosing into the more mature yet critical voice of Lee as Haki R. Madhubuti. The subject is consistently political and poetic as it challenges the people of the world to rights the wrongs committed against Black people and all oppressed people of the world.

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Haki Madubhubuti is poet, publisher and educator. He is one of the early prominent voices in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s; he is a Distinguished Professor at Chicago State University, the President of Third World Press and the founder and Board Member of two private elementary schools, one charter elementary school and a charter high school in Chicago.

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Aberrations
Abortion
Afrikan Men
An Afterword: For Gwen Brooks
Always Remember Where You Are
America: The Future
Awareness
The B Network
Back Again, Home
Big Momma
Biko
Black Sketches
Blackgirl Learning
Blackman/an Unfinished History
Blackwoman
A Bonding
But He Was Cool
A Calling
Change
Change Is Not Always Progress
Change-up
The Changing Seasons Of Lfe
Comin Strong
Communication In Whi-te
Contradiction In Essence
The Damage We Do
The Death Dance
Destiny
The Destruction Of Fathers
Don't Cry, Scream
Earthquakes
End Notes
The End Of White World Supremacy
Everything's Cool: Black America In The Early Eighties
Expectations
First
First Impressions On A Poet's Death
First World
For Black People: 1. In The Beginning
For Black People: 2. Transition And Middle Passage
For Black People: 3. The End Is The Real World
For Blackmen With Integrity And Convictions
Future
Get Fired Up
The Great Wait
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks: Distinctive And Proud At 77
Haiti
Hanging Hard In America
Hero
Honest Search
Hooked
Is Truth Liberating
Judy-one
Killing Memory
Knocking Donkey Fleas Off A Poet From Southside Of Chi
Lady Day
Life Poems
Lovepoems
Magnificent Tomorrows
Mainstream Of Society
Man And Woman
Man Thinking About Woman
Marlayna
Maturity
Message
Message To Our Sons
The Mission Of A Good Man
Mixed Sketches
A Mother's Poem
Mothers
Move Un-noticed To Be Noticed: A Nationhood Poem
Moves
Mwilu/or Poem For The Living
My Brothers
Negro Leaderships
Negro: An Updated Definition Part 368
The New Integrationist
On Seeing Diana Go Madddddd
One Sided Shoot-out
Only A Few Left
The Only One
The Petty Shell Game
A Poem For A Poet
Poem For Quincy Jones, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belafonte, Etc
A Poem Looking For A Reader
Poem Resulting From A Television Ad For The Color Purple
A Poem To Complement Other Poems
Poet: Gwendolyn Brooks At 70
Poetry
Pollution: Part 1
Positive Movement Will Be Difficult But Necessary
Positives: For Sterling Plumpp
Possibilities: Remembering Malcolm X
The Primitive
Rainforest
Rape: The Male Crime
Re-act For Action
Reflections On A Lost Love
Remarkable Music And Measure: Remembering Fathers And Sons
The Revolutionary Screw
Rise Vision Comin May 27, 1972
Rwanda: Where Tears Have No Power
Safisha
Satistics
Search Void Of Fear
Searching
The Secrets Of The Victors
See Sammy Run In The Wrong Direction
Seeking Ancestors
The Shape Of Things To Come
So Many Books, So Little Time
Soft, Hard, Warm, Sure
Some Of The Women Are Brave
Spirit Flight Into The Coming
The State's Answer To Economic Development
Stereo
Struggle
Sun And Storm
Sun House (a Living Legend)
Sun Rise Missions
Taxes
They Are Not Ready
The Third World Bond
This Familyhood Confirms And Confirms
To Be Quicker For Black Political Prisoners Inside & Outside
Too Many Of Our Young Are Dying
The Traitor
Two Poems
The Union Of Two
Wake-up Niggers
We Are Some Funny Black Artists And Everybody Laughs At Us
We Walk The Way Of The New World
We're An Africanpeople
What Makes Him Happy
White On Black Crime
White People Are People Too
Winterman
With All Deliberate Speed
Woman Black
Woman Means More Than Woman
Woman With Meaning
Womenblack: We Begin With You
Worldview
The Writer
Yes
You Will Recognize Your Brothers
You Will Recognize Your Brothers
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Haki Madhubuti is one of the foremost Black poets and has been in the vanguard of Black letters for more than 25 years. He has perfected the ability to combine politics and poetry in a powerful and unique style that is both accessible and profound. GroundWork: Selected Poems from 1966-1996 is a landmark collection of Madhubuti's poetic vision for and critique of African-Americans and American society as a whole. From "But He Was Cool" and "One Sided Shoot-out" to "White People are People Too" and "Too Many of Our Young are Dying", GroundWork is a compendium of verse that is both thoughtful, memorable, and represents some of the best work in a generation of American poets of any color. -- Midwest Book Review

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