The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry

Book - 2006
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A literary portrait of contrasting visions and styles covers the key issues important to the African-American experience, including poetry on slavery, the South, protest and resistance, music and religion, spirituality, sexuality and love, and the idea of Africa.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780195125634
Call Number: 811.008 OXFORD
Characteristics: xxix, 424 pages ; 25 cm
Subjects: American poetry -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Poetry.


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oldhag Apr 03, 2012

Oh, the sea is deep
And a knife is sharp
And a rope burns
But they all bring rest
In a deep, long sleep
For which the tired soul yearns---
They all bring rest in a nothingness
From where no road returns


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