Wild Beauty: New and Selected Poems


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About the Author

Ntozake Shange (1948-2018) was a renowned playwright, poet, theater director, and novelist. Her body of work includes Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, Some Sing Some Cry with Ifa Bayeza, and the posthumous Dance We Do: A Poet Explores Black Dance and I Am an Old Woman. Among her numerous accolades are the Langston Hughes Medal for Literature, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, the Pushcart Prize, the Poetry Society of America's 2018 Shelley Memorial Award and three AUDELCO awards. Ms. Shange's work has been nominated for a Grammy, a Tony, and an Emmy.


"These powerfully swinging, jabbing, lamenting, testifying, and protesting poems. . . coalesce in a galvanizing, timely, and timeless flow of creativity, valor, compassion, and wisdom."--Donna Seaman "Booklist Review "
"Acclaimed poet, playwright, and novelist Shange, takes readers on a kaleidoscopic journey through black womanhood in her first selected volume.The poems showcase vibrant narratives of black women who are neither solely saints nor sinners."

--Publisher's Weekly Starred Review
"Shange returns with powerful new poems... drawn from the daily realities of black life. No poet since Langston Hughes has insisted so forcefully on black people's right to simply be..."--Washington Post
"Vibrant enough to leave a mark. . . . Shange parses the beauty in cultural variation, music, womanhood, urban life and language."--New York magazine
"A revelation . . Shange is as fearless as ever in poems that reveal our humanity and pain."
-- Essence