The Golden Shovel Anthology: New Poems Honoring Gwendolyn Brooks

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University of Arkansas Press
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6.0 X 0.9 X 9.0 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author

Peter Kahn is a founding member of the London poetry collective Malika's Kitchen. He is also the founder of the Spoken Word Education Programme at Goldsmiths-University of London, and he directs the Spoken Word program at Roosevelt University in Chicago. Ravi Shankar is an award-winning poet, author, translator, and founding editor of Drunken Boat. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review, and on NPR and the BBC; and his many books include Language for a New Century, Deepening Groove, and What Else Could It Be. Patricia Smith is the author of seven books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, Blood Dazzler, a finalist for the National Book Award, and Incendiary Art, winner of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award. She is a professor at the College of Staten Island and an instructor in the MFA program at Sierra Nevada College. Terrance Hayes is a winner of the National Book Award and a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship. His most recent book is American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin.


"Varied and dazzling."
--Kenyon Review

"A lovely tribute, as well as an excellent collection of new work by a wide range of many of our most exciting contemporary poets."
--New York Times Magazine
"Fresh and vital."

"A substantial and dynamic contribution to American literature."