Nine Black Poets



Nine Black Poets

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"Nine Black Poets" . Ed. R. Baird Shuman. Durham, NC: Moore, 1968. xv+236 pp.

Table of contents

Charles Cooper -- Kattie M. Cumbo -- Julia Fields -- Carole Gregory -- William J. Harris -- Lance Jeffers -- Alicia Loy Johnson -- James Arlington Jones -- Richard W. Thomas.

About the anthology

• This appears to be the anthology for which contributions were solicited in the "Daily Egyptian" (Southern Illinois U, Carbondale) (19 June 1968): "Original Negro Poetry Sought for Inclusion in Anthology":
"Poetry is being sought for publication in a Negro poetry anthology sponsored by Duke University, Durham, N.C. Interested Negro poets may send material to Duke University in care of R. Baird Shuman, Box 6696, College Station, Durham, N.C. 27708. Robert Griffin, SIU [Southern Illinois U] director of graduate studies in English, may be contacted for further Information. The Negro poetry anthology will include works by relatively unknown poets on either contemporary or noncontemporary themes. The book is planned to be published by October. Twenty to 25 pages will be devoted to the most promising manuscripts. Poetry should be submitted if previously unpublished and uncopyrighted. Poems should be type written on separate sheets of paper. Poems which run more than one page should be stapled together, but each seperate poem should be loose. Brief biographical material and a picture should be submitted. Poems which are not used will be returned only if a self addressed stamped envelope is enclosed with the manuscripts. No royalties will be paid for any poems used In the anthology." (Daily Egyptian News Diversity Archive , Southern Illinois U, Carbondale)

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Commentary on anthology

• Shuman "presents numerous poems by each of his poets and supplies an historical introduction on the development of African-American poetry. Of the poets included, only Julia Fields and Lance Jeffers were to become well known" (Kinnamon 1997: 470).

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Kinnamon 1997: 470]

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