The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown

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Product Details

Price
$21.95
Publisher
Triquarterly Books
Publish Date
Pages
267
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.4 X 0.7 inches | 0.7 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780810150454

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About the Author

Sterling A. Brown was one of the most important and influential figures in the development of African-American literature and criticism in the twentieth century. Born in Washington, D.C., in 1901, he became not only a poet but a folklorist, anthologist, critic, and reviewer. Brown was a professor at Howard University for forty years. He died in 1989.

Reviews

Sterling Brown's poetry should be in print in perpetuity. Its meanings, legends, melodies, and mythologies could only have been shaped by a Black American throat. Sterling Brown's poems have the power of revival music, the declaration of great oratory, and the sonorous crooning of a young man in love. --Maya Angelou

This is a great book of poems, stunning in its artistry and gigantic in its vision. --Philip Levine

In Sterling's poetry you find the true meaning of the world soul. --Ernest J. Gaines, author of A Lesson before Dying

For the first time, we can appreciate Mr. Brown's full range, his mastery of so many traditions. . . . A self-styled 'Old Negro, ' Sterling Brown is not only the Afro-American Poet Laureate, he is a great poet. --Henry Louis Gates, Jr., New York Times Book Review