The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South

The Ringing Ear Black Poets Lean South The South to render all that it means to an African American takes someone with acutely tuned senses someone with a patience a passion even for the region s history and contradictions It takes a po

  • Title: The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South
  • Author: Nikky Finney Zetta Elliott
  • ISBN: 9780820329260
  • Page: 423
  • Format: Paperback
  • The South to render all that it means to an African American takes someone with acutely tuned senses, someone with a patience, a passion even, for the region s history and contradictions It takes a poet In this new anthology, the first of its kind, than one hundred contemporary black poets laugh at and cry about, pray for and curse, flee and return to the South.VoThe South to render all that it means to an African American takes someone with acutely tuned senses, someone with a patience, a passion even, for the region s history and contradictions It takes a poet In this new anthology, the first of its kind, than one hundred contemporary black poets laugh at and cry about, pray for and curse, flee and return to the South.Voices new to the scene appear in The Ringing Ear alongside some of the leading names in American literature today, including Sonia Sanchez, Yusef Komunyakaa, Harryette Mullen, Nikki Giovanni, Kevin Young, Cornelius Eady, and Al Young The southern worlds opened up by these poets are echoed in how their poems are grouped, under headings like Music, Food, and Work Heeding the Lamentation and Roar of Things Made by Hand, or Religion and Nature The Lord Looks Out for Babies and Fools, or Love, Flesh, and Family The Hush and Holler Portraits Not all of us on these pages have come to or from the South by the same dirt road, says anthology editor Nikky Finney We have not chosen our dark olive words from the same patch of earth Some have come by way of birth and others have followed street musicians and urban corner preachers, dream and myth, to stand before its pine and iron gates.

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    1. I rarely, rarely give five stars to books that are not considered canonical or by living authors, but Nikky Finney's landmark anthology, like its successor, BLACK NATURE (ed. Camille T. Dungy, (UGA Press), IS already canonical. And Dungy, who first came to my attention through the "rogue snnets" of WHAT TO EAT, WHAT TO DRINK, WHAT TO LEAVE FOR POISON (Red Hen) has gone on to publish two other splendid individual collections, SUCK ON THE MARROW (also Red Hen, winner of the Northern California Boo [...]

    2. The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South is a complex anthology. This anthology would best be used in a high school classroom, but with heavily teacher selection and chunking. I really appreciated the context of African American poets joining together to poetically illustrate the significance and imagery of the south. On downfall of this anthology, honestly, is its complexity. It requires intricate background knowledge in regards to the impact and legacy of the south for African Americans. Althou [...]

    3. I came across this book at AWP 2007. It is interesting in the sense that it does expose us all to many African -American Poets that are unknown or not present in other anthologies. However, I find that the quality of work sometimes to be just avg.

    4. An anthology this huge is going to be mixed. I was more drawn to the imagist/lyrical poems (surprise surprise) then I was to the talky or prosaic ones. But I'd recommend this book to people who are interested in poetry on any level.

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