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Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry
by Joanne V. Gabbin
contributions by Frank X. Walker, Nabila Lovelace, Nandi Comer, Natasha Marin, Natasha Oladokun, Nate Marshall, Nagueyalti Warren, Nicole Sealey, Nkosi Nkululeko, Opal Moore, Evie Shockley, F. Douglas Brown, Ladan Osman, Rickey Laurentiis, Jasmine Richards, Terrance Hayes, francine j. harris, Patricia Spears Jones, Patricia Smith, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Ross Gay, Arisa White, E. Ethelbert Miller, Saretta Morgan, Indigo Moor, Marcus Wicker, Danez Smith, Aricka Foreman, Mary Alice Daniel, Clint Smith, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Reginald Dwayne Dwayne Betts, Mitchel L.H. Douglas, Erica Hunt, Charif Shanahan, Anastacia Renée, Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Valencia Robin, Duriel E. Harris, Douglas Manuel, Douglas Kearney, Dante Micheaux, Jericho Brown, Jacqueline Jones LaMon, Janice N. Harrington, Hayes Davis, Clemonce Heard, DaMaris B. Hill, Cynthia Manick, Curtis L. Crisler, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Cornelius Eady, CM Burroughs, John Murillo, Tara Betts, t'ai freedom ford, Shayla Lawson, Sherese Francis, Shauna M. Morgan, Samantha Thornhill, Safiya Sinclair, Safia Elhillo, Remica Bingham-Risher, Randall Horton, John Bracey, Raina J. León, Phillip B. Williams, Donika Kelly, Dominique Christina, Dexter L. Booth, Destiny O. Birdsong, Derrick Weston Brown, DéLana R. A. Dameron, David Mills, darlene anita scott, Iain Haley Pollock, Metta Sáma, Sharan Strange, Candice Wiley, Bianca Lynne Spriggs, Ana-Maurine Lara, Amber Flora Thomas, Amaud Jamaul Johnson, Amanda Johnston, Ama Codjoe, Alan W. King, Gregory Pardlo, Abdul Ali, Kwame Dawes, Yalie Kamara, Xandria Phillips, Tyehimba Jess, Tracy K. Smith, Tony Medina, Toi Derricotte, Tiana Clark, Thylias Moss, A. Van Jordan, Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Taylor Johnson, Cedric Tillman, Camille T. Dungy, Bettina Judd, avery r. young, Chanda Feldman, Joshua B. Bennett, JP Howard, Julian Randall, Glenis Redmond, Justin Phillip Reed, Kamilah Aisha Moon, Keith S. Wilson, Kevin Simmonds, Khadijah Queen, Korey Williams, Krista Franklin, L. Lamar Wilson, Lauren Russell, Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, Fred Joiner, Lynne Procope, Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon, Major Jackson, Marcus Jackson, Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Matthew Shenoda, Mahtem Shiferraw, Mendi Lewis Obadike, Meta DuEwa Jones and Michael Collins
edited by Lauren K. Alleyne
foreword by Rita Dove
Northwestern University Press, 2020
Paper: 978-0-8101-4154-4
Library of Congress Classification PS591.N4F87 2019
Dewey Decimal Classification 811.50996073

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry is an anthology of poems by more than one hundred award-winning poets, including Jericho Brown, Justin Philip Reed, and Tracy K. Smith, with themed essays on poetics from celebrated scholars such as Kwame Dawes, Meta DuEwa Jones, and Evie Shockley. The Furious Flower Poetry Center is the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry. In this eponymous collection, editors Joanne
V. Gabbin and Lauren K. Alleyne bring together many of the paramount voices in Black poetry and poetics active today, composing an electrifying mosaic of voices, generations, and aesthetics that reveals the Black narrative in the  work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers. Intellectually enlightening and powerfully enlivening, Furious Flower explores and celebrates the idea of the Black poetic voice by posing the question, What’s next for Black poetic expression?
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