The Essential Etheridge Knight / Edition 1

The Essential Etheridge Knight / Edition 1

by Etheridge Knight Etheridge Knight
ISBN-10:
0822953781
ISBN-13:
9780822953784
Pub. Date:
12/05/1986
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN-10:
0822953781
ISBN-13:
9780822953784
Pub. Date:
12/05/1986
Publisher:
University of Pittsburgh Press
The Essential Etheridge Knight / Edition 1

The Essential Etheridge Knight / Edition 1

by Etheridge Knight Etheridge Knight
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Overview

Seminal African American poet Etheridge Knight did not begin writing poetry until a robbery conviction sent him to prison in 1960. A Korean War veteran who suffered a shrapnel wound that led to drug addiction, Knight published his first collection in 1968, Poems from Prison, which set him apart as an important new voice in the Black Arts Movement. His second collection, Belly Songs and Other Poems (1973), earned him Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award nominations, and his third collection, Born of a Woman: New and Selected (1980), was also critically acclaimed. The Essential Etheridge Knight is a selection of the best work by one of the country’s most prominent and still-relevant poets, decades after his death. It brings together poems from Knight’s three previously published books and a section of later poems available only in this collection, which features a striking new cover. 
 


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822953784
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 12/05/1986
Series: Pitt Poetry Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 128
Sales rank: 701,109
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Etheridge Knight (1931-1991) is widely regarded as one of America’s most prominent and compelling poets. His work has been featured in such anthologies as Norton Anthology of American Poets, New Black Poets, and Black Voices, among others.
 

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