African American poetry

Alysia Nicole Harris Reviews Angles of Ascent: A Norton Anthology of Contemporary African American Poetry

Charles Henry Rowell’s expansive compilation of contemporary poetry beautifully archives some of the most lyric and provocative African-American voices of the last fifty years. Given the dearth of black poets celebrated within the American literary canon, Angles of Ascent is an essential text that pilots readers through the deep and yawning poetic traditions practiced by African-Americans.

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