After Mecca: Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement / Edition 1

After Mecca: Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement / Edition 1

by Lynn Schofield Clark
     
 

ISBN-10: 0813534062

ISBN-13: 9780813534060

Pub. Date: 11/28/2004

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Looking at the period from 1968 to 1978, an era buttressed by Gwendolyn Brook's In The Mecca and Audre Lorde's The Black Unicorn, poet and reviewer Clarke offers readings of works by Brooks, Lorde, Ntozake Shange, Jayne Cortez, Carolyn Rodgers, Elouise Loftin, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and others within the context of the Black Arts Movement. She further connects…  See more details below

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Looking at the period from 1968 to 1978, an era buttressed by Gwendolyn Brook's In The Mecca and Audre Lorde's The Black Unicorn, poet and reviewer Clarke offers readings of works by Brooks, Lorde, Ntozake Shange, Jayne Cortez, Carolyn Rodgers, Elouise Loftin, Alice Walker, Lucille Clifton, and others within the context of the Black Arts Movement. She further connects the works of these poets with the confluence of black, feminist, and sexual poetics. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813534060
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
420,046
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : 'after Mecca'1
1'Missed love' : black power and black poetry7
2The loss of lyric space in Gwendolyn Brooks's "In the Mecca"22
3Queen Sistuh : black women poets and the circle(s) of blackness47
4Black feminist communalism : Ntozake Shange's for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf94
5Transferences and confluences : black arts and black lesbian-feminism in Audre Lorde's The black unicorn121

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