Home Is Where: An Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas



Home Is Where: An Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas

This edition

"Home Is Where: An Anthology of African American Poetry from the Carolinas". Ed. Kwame Dawes. Spartanburg, SC: Hub City Press, 2011. 196 pp.

Table of contents

Anjail Rashida Ahmad -- Acecily Alexander -- Marcus Amaker -- Shirlette Ammons -- Earl S. Braggs -- Butler E. Brewton -- Linda Beatrice Brown -- Christian Campbell -- Dawnn Chandler -- Colena Corbett -- Howard L. Craft -- Joanna Crowell -- DéLana R.A. Dameron -- Monique Davis -- Kwame Dawes -- Celeste Doaks -- Eboniramm -- Percival Everett -- Nikky Finney -- Nichole Gause -- Jaki Shelton Green -- Terrance Hayes -- Raychelle Heath -- Monifa Lemons-Jackson -- A. Van Jordan -- Ajuba Joy -- Catherine Lamkin -- Kurt Lamkin -- Gary Copeland Lilley -- Adam David Miller -- Indigo Moor -- Lenard D. Moore -- Porchia Moore -- Mendi + Keith Obadike -- Tanure Ojaide -- Glenis Redmond -- Michele Reese -- Joyce M. Rose-Harris -- Phillip Shabazz -- K.I.N.G. Shakur -- Evie Shockley -- Sharan Strange -- Stephanie T. Suell -- Cedric Tillman -- Carolyn Beard Whitlow -- Candace Wiley.

Publisher's description

"In Home is Where, Kwame Dawes compiles the work of more than two dozen African-American poets from the Carolinas, showcasing a vast array of original voices writing on subjects ranging from Jim Crow to jazz, haunted landscapes to romantic love―all in an attempt to define the South as home. Dawes, the nationally celebrated poet, dramatist, scholar, novelist, essayist, and founder of the South Carolina Poetry Initiative, edits this new and unparalleled anthology from Hub City Press. The poets range in notoriety, from National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes, PEN American Open Book Award winner Nikky Finney and Ansfield-Wolf Award winner A. Van Jordan, to poets perhaps less recognizable by name, but whose poems you will immediately recognize as powerful, musical, and accomplished. In his introductory essay to the anthology, Dawes proclaims the necessity of this collection, not only for the purposes of getting extraordinary poetry into the hands of readers, but also in terms of the political importance of the voices represented. What is in these pages is nothing less than a significant part of the contemporary poetry scene in America, and also a piece of American history, that in the past has not received its due credit. With Home is Where, that credit is restored."

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