Into a Light Both Brilliant and Unseen: Conversations with Contemporary Black Poets

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INDEX
academe: black experience in, 220; influence of, 173–74, 232; teaching in, 156–57 See also education
Academy of American Poets, 10, 47, 71, 163, 244
acting, 201–202, 204–205
Africa, 29, 140, 150, 233–34, 236–38, 242
African American: creativity, 185; experience, 165, 169, 183, 185, 188, 194–95, 206–208, 210; groups, 179; literature, 175; poetry, 166–68, 170–78 passim, 189, 191, 203, 206, 210; students, 175–76 See also black Americans
African American Review, 108, 218
“African Beneath the American, The” (Coleman), 42
African heritage, influence of, 83, 88, 121, 141
African Sleeping Sickness (Coleman), 12, 13, 18, 20, 26, 35, 41
Ai, 42, 115, 119, 123, 134, 206
Akhmatova, Anna: “sistuhwomon,” 18
Alexander, Elizabeth, 1–2, 4–6, 53, 57, 60, 67, 115, 119, 172, 216–42; American Sublime, 57, 217–18, 23141 passim; Amistad, 57, 217, 231, 236–37, 239; Antebellum Dream Book, 1, 218, 221, 225–26, 228; art, 222–25, 228; Elizabeth Bishop, influence of, 217, 224; The Black Interior, 175, 218, 222; Covey, 23738; Diva Girls, 218; and Rita Dove, 219–20; fantasies and dreams, 228, 232; female agency, 221; female body, 220–22; grandmother, 223–24, 229, 242; home, 225, 229, 232–35, 240; identity, 217, 240–42; languages, 234–35; loss and trauma, 239; “Manhattan Elegy,” 224; Middle Passage, 231, 236; and Toni Morrison, 217, 226–27, 237; mother, 217, 224, 226, 228–29, 234–36, 240–42; “Neonatology,” 228, 237; and Sylvia Plath, 225–26; sexuality, 220–22; Anna Deavere Smith, influence of, 238–39; as teacher, 228, 230; travel, 224, 234–35; The Venus Hottentot, 216, 218–20, 222, 239; “Visitor,” 224, 233
American Poet, 113–14
American Sonnets (Coleman), 10, 12, 19–20, 29
American Sublime (Alexander), 57, 217–18, 231–41 passim
Amistad (Alexander), 57, 217, 231, 236–37, 239
“Amnesia Fugue” (Coleman), 20
Angelou, Maya, 9; A Song Flung Up to Heaven, 9
“Annabelle Lee” (Poe), 56
Antebellum Dream Book (Alexander), 1, 218, 221, 225–26, 228
anti-ars poetica, 190
archetypes, use of, 58, 64, 198
Arizona State University, 69

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  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgments vii
  • Walking into the Light - Contemporary Black Poetry, Traditions, and the Individual Talent 1
  • Wanda Coleman 9
  • Yusef Komunyakaa 45
  • Rita Dove 69
  • Harryette Munen 100
  • Thylias Moss 122
  • Cornenus Eady 163
  • Cyrus Cassells 201
  • Elizabeth Alexander 216
  • Bibliography 243
  • Index 261
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