Here: New and Selected Poemsby Everett Hoagland, Martin Espada (Foreword by)
Everett Hoagland is the winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Award as well as two Massachusetts Council Fellowships for Poetry. His poems have appeared in venues as diverse as The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Essence and The Progressive. He is a professor of literature at the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) and travels/b>
About the Author:
Everett Hoagland is the winner of the Gwendolyn Brooks Award as well as two Massachusetts Council Fellowships for Poetry. His poems have appeared in venues as diverse as The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, Essence and The Progressive. He is a professor of literature at the University of Massachusetts (Dartmouth) and travels widely to perform his work.
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Everett Hoagland is a poet whose sensibility has been seasoned in the rich loam of the black folk heritage and impressively informed by the full range of the Western literary canon," says the eminent African American poet Sam Allen. "This is an important volume. This is a poetry of eloquence and challenge, rooted in the wisdom of his ancestral past and articulated with a confident mastery of his craft."
HERE is Everett Hoagland's finest achievement, offering us thirty years of his best published poems plus a collection of stunning new work. The temperature of these poems is high, sometimes radiantly warm and loving, sometimes scalding with a sense of justice and injustice. Hoagland's heart, his intelligence and his power of language interact in this honest and sometimes lacerating collection.
"The people crowding these poems might spring from a vast mural of African and African-American history. We see Sally Hemings, the slave mistress of Thomas Jefferson; the last of the Scottsboro "Boys;" Joann Little, a prison inmate who killed the white guard attempting to rape her; the Beat poet Bob Kaufman; jazz trumpeter Miles Davis; Winnie Mandela ...the famous and the infamous ... The poet's own family ghosts stare at us from the vast mural too. Everett Hoagland speaks and sings for them all. Angry, celebratory, incantatory, there is a presence in these poems that will not be denied. —(From the Foreword by Martín Espada)
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