Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry (Paperback)

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By Dr. Joanne V. Gabbin, Lauren K. Alleyne (Editor), Rita Dove (Foreword by), John Bracey (Contributions by), Iain Haley Pollock (Contributions by), Gregory Pardlo (Contributions by), A. Van Jordan (Contributions by), Glenis Redmond (Contributions by), Fred Joiner (Contributions by), Frank X. Walker (Contributions by), F. Douglas Brown (Contributions by), E. Ethelbert Miller (Contributions by), Erica Hunt (Contributions by), Duriel E. Harris (Contributions by), Douglas Manuel (Contributions by), Douglas Kearney (Contributions by), Dante Micheaux (Contributions by), Jericho Brown (Contributions by), Jacqueline Jones LaMon (Contributions by), Janice N. Harrington (Contributions by), Hayes Davis (Contributions by), Clemonce Heard (Contributions by), DaMaris B. Hill (Contributions by), Cynthia Manick (Contributions by), Curtis L. Crisler (Contributions by), Cortney Lamar Charleston (Contributions by), Cornelius Eady (Contributions by), CM Burroughs (Contributions by), John Murillo (Contributions by), Tara Betts (Contributions by), t'ai freedom ford (Contributions by), Shayla Lawson (Contributions by), Sherese Francis (Contributions by), Shauna M. Morgan (Contributions by), Samantha Thornhill (Contributions by), Safiya Sinclair (Contributions by), Safia Elhillo (Contributions by), Remica Bingham-Risher (Contributions by), Randall Horton (Contributions by), Raina J. León (Contributions by), Phillip B. Williams (Contributions by), Donika Kelly (Contributions by), Dominique Christina (Contributions by), Dexter L. Booth (Contributions by), Destiny O. Birdsong (Contributions by), Derrick Weston Brown (Contributions by), DéLana R. A. Dameron (Contributions by), David Mills (Contributions by), darlene anita scott (Contributions by), Metta Sáma (Contributions by), Sharan Strange (Contributions by), Candice Wiley (Contributions by), Bianca Lynne Spriggs (Contributions by), Ana-Maurine Lara (Contributions by), Amber Flora Thomas (Contributions by), Amaud Jamaul Johnson (Contributions by), Amanda Johnston (Contributions by), Ama Codjoe (Contributions by), Alan W. King (Contributions by), Abdul Ali (Contributions by), Kwame Dawes (Contributions by), Yalie Kamara (Contributions by), Xandria Phillips (Contributions by), Tyehimba Jess (Contributions by), Tracy K. Smith (Contributions by), Tony Medina (Contributions by), Toi Derricotte (Contributions by), Tiana Clark (Contributions by), Thylias Moss (Contributions by), Teri Ellen Cross Davis (Contributions by), Taylor Johnson (Contributions by), Cedric Tillman (Contributions by), Camille T. Dungy (Contributions by), Bettina Judd (Contributions by), avery r. young (Contributions by), Chanda Feldman (Contributions by), Joshua B. Bennett (Contributions by), JP Howard (Contributions by), Julian Randall (Contributions by), Justin Phillip Reed (Contributions by), Kamilah Aisha Moon (Contributions by), Keith S. Wilson (Contributions by), Kevin Simmonds (Contributions by), Khadijah Queen (Contributions by), Korey Williams (Contributions by), Krista Franklin (Contributions by), L. Lamar Wilson (Contributions by), Lauren Russell (Contributions by), Lillian-Yvonne Bertram (Contributions by), Lynne Procope (Contributions by), Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon (Contributions by), Major Jackson (Contributions by), Marcus Jackson (Contributions by), Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie (Contributions by), Matthew Shenoda (Contributions by), Mahtem Shiferraw (Contributions by), Mendi Lewis Obadike (Contributions by), Meta DuEwa Jones (Contributions by), Michael Collins (Contributions by), Nabila Lovelace (Contributions by), Nandi Comer (Contributions by), Natasha Marin (Contributions by), Natasha Oladokun (Contributions by), Nate Marshall (Contributions by), Nagueyalti Warren (Contributions by), Nicole Sealey (Contributions by), Nkosi Nkululeko (Contributions by), Opal Moore (Contributions by), Evie Shockley (Contributions by), Ladan Osman (Contributions by), Rickey Laurentiis (Contributions by), Jasmine Richards (Contributions by), Terrance Hayes (Contributions by), francine j. harris (Contributions by), Patricia Spears Jones (Contributions by), Patricia Smith (Contributions by), Ruth Ellen Kocher (Contributions by), Ross Gay (Contributions by), Arisa White (Contributions by), Saretta Morgan (Contributions by), Indigo Moor (Contributions by), Marcus Wicker (Contributions by), Danez Smith (Contributions by), Aricka Foreman (Contributions by), Mary Alice Daniel (Contributions by), Clint Smith (Contributions by), Darrel Alejandro Holnes (Contributions by), Reginald Dwayne Dwayne Betts (Contributions by), Mitchel L.H. Douglas (Contributions by), Charif Shanahan (Contributions by), Anastacia Renée (Contributions by), Alexis Pauline Gumbs (Contributions by), Valencia Robin (Contributions by)
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Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry is an anthology of poems by more than one hundred award-winning poets, including Jericho Brown, Justin Philip Reed, and Tracy K. Smith, with themed essays on poetics from celebrated scholars such as Kwame Dawes, Meta DuEwa Jones, and Evie Shockley. The Furious Flower Poetry Center is the nation’s first academic center for Black poetry. In this eponymous collection, editors Joanne
V. Gabbin and Lauren K. Alleyne bring together many of the paramount voices in Black poetry and poetics active today, composing an electrifying mosaic of voices, generations, and aesthetics that reveals the Black narrative in the  work of twentieth- and twenty-first-century writers. Intellectually enlightening and powerfully enlivening, Furious Flower explores and celebrates the idea of the Black poetic voice by posing the question, What’s next for Black poetic expression?

About the Author


JOANNE V. GABBIN is the executive director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and a professor of English at James Madison University. She is the author of the critical biography Sterling A. Brown: Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition and a children’s book, I Bet She Called Me Sugar Plum, and the editor of two previous Furious Flower anthologies, The Furious Flowering of African American Poetry and Furious Flower: African American Poetry from the Black Arts Movement to the Present. She also edited Mourning Katrina: A Poetic Response to Tragedy and Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers.

LAUREN K. ALLEYNE is the author of two collections of poetry, Difficult Fruit and Honeyfish. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including the New York Times, The Atlantic, Ms. Muse, Women’s Studies QuarterlyInterviewing the Caribbean, and the Crab Orchard Review. Recent honors for her work include the 2018 Green Rose Prize from New Issues Press, a 2017 Philip Freund Alumni Prize in Creative Writing (Cornell University), the 2016 Split This Rock Poetry Prize, and a Picador Guest Professorship for Literature (University of Leipzig, 2015). She is the assistant director of the Furious Flower Poetry Center and an associate professor of English at James Madison University.

Praise For…


"Looking to the future through artistic expression, this timely anthology is a formidable resource." —T. L. Stowell, Adrian College, CHOICE
Product Details
ISBN: 9780810141544
ISBN-10: 081014154X
Publisher: Triquarterly
Publication Date: December 16th, 2019
Pages: 480