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African American Poetry

An immense anthology edited by Kevin Young
The ABR Podcast 06 May 2021

African American Poetry

An immense anthology edited by Kevin Young
The ABR Podcast 06 May 2021

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African American Poetry is an ambitious and wide-ranging collection of Black poetry. Edited by Kevin Young, a fellow poet and poetry editor of The New Yorker, the collection spans contemporary writers such as the Pulitzer Prize-winner Jericho Brown to literary giants such as Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Derek Walcott. As David Mason writes, 'It needs to be said and said again just how profoundly American this poetry is, how it enriches culture and should not be ignored among the more conventionally canonised.' 

The ABR Podcast features a range of literary highlights, such as reviews, poetry, fiction, interviews, and commentary.

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Music credit: 'Moonrise' and 'Negentropy' by Chad Crouch is licensed under a Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 International License.