Giant steps : the new generation of African American writers / edited by Kevin Young

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Subjects: American literature--African American authors
African Americans--Literary collections
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : Perennial, c2000
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xiii, 364 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: The Black Psychic Hotline, or The Future of African American Writing / Kevin Young 1
13
What I'm Telling You / Elizabeth Alexander 14
Nineteen / Elizabeth Alexander 14
Frank Willis / Elizabeth Alexander 15
Stella by Starlight / Elizabeth Alexander 16
Deadwood Dick / Elizabeth Alexander 17
Overture: Watermelon City / Elizabeth Alexander 18
Race / Elizabeth Alexander 19
Blues / Elizabeth Alexander 20
Feminist Poem Number One / Elizabeth Alexander 22
25
from The Women / Hilton Als 26
37
A Poe Story / Anthony Butts 38
Becoming the Ghost / Anthony Butts 39
Self-Portrait with Clark Street Cadillac / Anthony Butts 40
Detroit, One A.M / Anthony Butts 40
Machines / Anthony Butts 41
The Loudest Sound / Anthony Butts 42
45
The Book of the Dead / Edwidge Danticat 46
57
View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School / Thomas Sayers Ellis 58
Fatal April / Thomas Sayers Ellis 59
Being There / Thomas Sayers Ellis 61
Hush Yo Mouf / Thomas Sayers Ellis 62
Photograph of Dr. Funkenstein / Thomas Sayers Ellis 64
Atomic Bride / Thomas Sayers Ellis 65
69
Can You Say My Name? / Carolyn Ferrell 70
85
Haiku I / Ruth Forman 86
The Williams Side of the Family / Ruth Forman 86
Blues Poem III / Ruth Forman 86
Show Me the Ankles of Justice / Ruth Forman 87
Cancer / Ruth Forman 88
Momma Died When My Wisdom Teeth Come In / Ruth Forman 89
Even If I Was Cleopatra Jones / Ruth Forman 90
93
Shafro / Terrance Hayes 94
I Want to Be Fat / Terrance Hayes 95
Neckbones / Terrance Hayes 96
Candied Yams / Terrance Hayes 97
What I Am / Terrance Hayes 98
Goliath Poem / Terrance Hayes 99
When the Neighbors Fight / Terrance Hayes 100
Some Luminous Distress / Terrance Hayes 102
Summer / Terrance Hayes 103
105
Salt / Allison Joseph 106
Learning the Blues / Allison Joseph 107
Family Life / Allison Joseph 108
Home Girl Talks Girlhood / Allison Joseph 109
On Being Told I Don't Speak Like a Black Person / Allison Joseph 111
115
Jackie Robinson in Sportsmen's Park, 1949 / John Keene 116
Cecil's Consolation (1942) / John Keene 117
One Revolution / John Keene 118
Winter Elegy / John Keene 119
Why I Love My Father / John Keene 120
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Now Why Come That Is? / Randall Kenan 124
143
She Landed on the Moon / Harryette Mullen 144
Roadmap / Harryette Mullen 144
from Muse & Drudge / Harryette Mullen 145
Suzuki Method / Harryette Mullen 148
Black Nikes / Harryette Mullen 148
151
Letter to My Father / Kevin Powell 152
161
American Light / Claudia Rankine 162
Him / Claudia Rankine 163
Overview Is a Place / Claudia Rankine 164
The Quotidian / Claudia Rankine 166
This Life / Claudia Rankine 168
171
1979 / Darieck Scott 172
193
The Land of Beulah / Danzy Senna 194
215
The Difficult Music / Reginald Shepherd 216
Desire and the Slave Trade / Reginald Shepherd 217
Antibody / Reginald Shepherd 219
S'il Meurt / Reginald Shepherd 220
Icarus on Fire Island / Reginald Shepherd 221
At the Grave of Hart Crane / Reginald Shepherd 222
Skin Trade / Reginald Shepherd 223
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from Girl in the Mirror / Natasha Tarpley 226
235
At the Station / Natasha Trethewey 236
Speculation, 1939 / Natasha Trethewey 236
Drapery Factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 / Natasha Trethewey 237
Flounder / Natasha Trethewey 238
Saturday Matinee / Natasha Trethewey 239
Bellocq's Ophelia / Natasha Trethewey 240
243
Higher Yellow / Rebecca Walker 244
251
from Mississippi / Anthony Walton 252
269
Of Prophets and Madmen / Philippe Wamba 270
285
The All-Night Bodega of Souls / Colson Whitehead 286
297
Singing Sankofa / Daniel Jerome Wideman 298
309
The Yellow Negro / Joe Wood 310
335
Nineteen Seventy-five / Kevin Young 336
No Offense / Kevin Young 337
Negative / Kevin Young 338
Charlie Chan on Horn / Kevin Young 339
Langston Hughes / Kevin Young 341
Homage to Phillis Wheatley / Kevin Young 342
Select Bibliography / Kevin Young 345
Discography / Kevin Young 353
Acknowledgments / Kevin Young 359
Index By Genre / Kevin Young 363
Alternate Titles: Portion of title: New generation of African American writers
Notes: ISBN: 0688168760 :$15.00
Contents: Kevin Young: The black psychic hotline, or the future of African American writing -- Elizabeth Alexander: What I'm telling you ; Nineteen ; Frank Willis ; Stella by starlight ; Deadwood Dick ; Overture: Watermelon City ; Race ; Blues ; Feminist poem number one -- Hilton Als : from The women -- Anthony Butts: A Poe story ; Becoming the ghost ; Self-portrait with Clark Street Cadillac -- Detroit, one a.m. ; Machines ; The loudest sound -- Edwidge Danticat: The book of the dead -- Thomas Sayers Ellis: View of the Library of Congress from Paul Laurence Dunbar High School ; Fatal April ; Being there ; Hush yo mouf ; Photograph of Dr. Funkenstein ; Atomic bride -- Carolyn Ferrell: Can you say my name? -- Ruth Forman: Haiku I ; The Williams side of the family ; Blue poem III ; Show me the ankles of justice ; Cancer ; Momma died when my wisdom teeth come in -- Even If I was Cleopatra Jones -- Terrance Hayes: Shafro ; I want to be fat ; Neckbones ; Candied yams ; What I am ; Goliath poem ; When the neighbors fight ; Some luminous distress ; Summer -- Allison Joseph: Salt ; Learning the blues ; Family life ; Home girl talks girlhood ; On being told I don't speak like a Black person -- John Keene: Jackie Robinson in Sportsmen's Park, 1949 ; Cecil's consolation (1942) ; One revolution ; Winter elegy ; Why I love my father
Contents: Randall Kenan: Now why come that is? -- Harryette Mullen: She landed on the moon ; Roadmap ; from Muse & Drudge ; Susuki method ; Black Nikes -- Kevin Powell: Letter to my father -- Claudia Rankine: American light ; Him ; Overview is a place ; The quotidian ; This life -- Darieck Scott: 1979 -- Danzy Senna: The land of Beulah -- Reginald Shepherd: The difficult music ; Desire and the slave trade ; Antibody ; S'il meurt ; Icarus on Fire Island ; At the grave of Hart Crane ; Skin trade -- Natasha Tarpley: from Girl in the mirror -- Natasha Trethewey: At the station ; Speculation, 1939 ; Drapery Factory, Gulfport, Mississippi, 1956 ; Flounder ; Saturday matinee ; Bellocq's Ophelia -- Rebecca Walker: Higher yellow -- Anthony Walton: from Mississippi -- Philippe Wamba: Of prophets and madmen -- Colson Whitehead: The all-night bodega of souls -- Daniel Jerome Wideman: Singing sankofa -- Joe Wood: The yellow Negro -- Kevin Young: Nineteen seventy-five ; No offense ; Negative ; Charlie Chan on horn ; Langston Hughes ; Homage to Phillis Wheatley
Subject: Giant steps presents a vibrant and wonderfully diverse collection of young black writing
Includes bibliographical references (p.[345]-351)
Discography: p. [353]-357
Includes bibliographical references and index by genre
OCLC Number: 43506025
ISBN/ISSN: 0688168760