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Poetry for my people.

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English


  • African Americans -- Poetry

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Edition Notes

StatementEdited by Hale Chatfield and Eugene Redmond. With a pref. by Imamu Ameer Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and an introd. by Jay Wright.
LC ClassificationsPS3554.U43 A17 1971
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 183 p.
Number of Pages183
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5218553M
ISBN 100809304430
LC Control Number75112387

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More people will read for free (online, in a periodical, or flipping through a printed book) than will buy the book. For example, I know of one very well-known poet whose collections have been published by major publishers & literary presses for decades; a recent collection was published in . Margaret Walker was born in Birmingham, Alabama, in The first African American poet to receive the Yale Younger Poets Prize, she was the author of For My People (Yale University Press, ) and This Is My Century: New and Collected Poems (University of Georgia Press, ), among others. The prize is open to Americans who have not previously published a book of poetry. The Series publishes a book-length manuscript for the recipient of the prize. In , Margaret Walker became the first African American to receive the award for her collection of poems titled "For My People".Cited by: Charles R. Smith, Jr. is an acclaimed poet and the Coretta Scott King Award-winning illustrator of My People, a picture book based on the poem by Langston is also the illustrator of If, the author and photographer of I Am the World, and he won the Coretta Scott King Author Honor for his book Twelve Rounds To grew up in California and attended the Brooks Institute of ed on: Janu

Words can't express the pride that I felt as, an African-American, when I saw Langston Hughes' poetry came to life in this children's book. The photography of Charles R. Smith, Jr. seems to embody the spirit of this simple poem, My People. I know everyone reads this book will be enthralled with both the poetry and the photography/5(49). Genre/Form: Poetry: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Dumas, Henry, Poetry for my people. Carbondale, Southern Illinois University Press [ For my people walking blindly spreading joy, losing time being lazy, sleeping when hungry, shouting when burdened, drinking when hopeless, tied, and shackled and tangled among ourselves by the unseen creatures who tower over us omnisciently and laugh; For my people blundering and groping and floundering in the dark of churches and schools and clubs5/5. The speaker proclaims that the night and his people are beautiful. The stars are beautiful, as are the eyes of his people. The sun is also beautiful, and so are the souls of his people. Analysis: Hughes wrote this short and charming poem in three two-line stanzas, using very simple : Langston Hughes.

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