9780810150454

The Collected Poems of Sterling A. Brown

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  • ISBN13:

    9780810150454

  • ISBN10:

    081015045X

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-03-01
  • Publisher: Northwestern Univ Pr

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Summary

Arguably the greatest African-American poet of the century, and one of the most important American poets, Sterling A. Brown was a contemporary of Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer; as a part of this group, and individually, he has been instrumental in bringing the traditions of African-American folklife to readers all over the world.

Table of Contents

Preface xi
Michael S. Harper
SOUTHERN ROAD
Introduction
3(13)
Sterling Stuckey
Introduction to the first edition
16(4)
James Weldon Johnson
Part One: ROAD SO ROCKY
Odyssey of Big Boy
20(2)
Long Gone
22(2)
Maumee Ruth
24(2)
When de Saints Go Ma'ching Home
26(5)
Dark of the Moon
31(2)
Seeking Religion
33(1)
Georgie Grimes
34(1)
Scotty Has His Say
35(1)
Ruminations of Luke Johnson
36(2)
Virginia Portrait
38(2)
Old Man Buzzard
40(2)
Johnny Thomas
42(2)
Frankie and Johnny
44(1)
Sam Smiley
45(2)
To Sallie, Walking
47(2)
Bessie
49(1)
Kentucky Blues
50(1)
Mister Samuel and Sam
51(1)
Southern Road
52(2)
Sister Lou
54(2)
Strong Men
56(4)
Part Two: ON RESTLESS RIVER
Memphis Blues
60(2)
Ma Rainey
62(2)
Old King Cotton
64(2)
Children of the Mississippi
66(2)
New St. Louis Blues
68(2)
Foreclosure
70(1)
Checkers
71(2)
Mose
73(1)
After Winter
74(2)
Pardners
76(1)
Slim Greer
77(2)
Slim Lands a Job?
79(2)
Slim in Atlanta
81(2)
Slim Hears ``The Call''
83(6)
Slim in Hell
89(4)
New Steps
93(2)
Convict
95(1)
Strange Legacies
96(2)
Revelations
98(2)
Riverbank Blues
100(2)
Part Three: TIN ROOF BLUES
Tin Roof Blues
102(1)
Effie
103(1)
Children's Children
104(1)
Mecca
105(1)
Chillen Get Shoes
106(1)
Funeral
107(1)
Harlem Street Walkers
108(1)
Sporting Beasley
109(2)
Cabaret
111(5)
Part Four: VESTIGES
Salutamus
116(1)
To a Certain Lady, in Her Garden
117(2)
Challenge
119(1)
Telling Fortunes
120(1)
Rain
121(1)
Return
122(1)
Nous n'irons plus au bois
123(1)
Thoughts of Death
124(1)
Against That Day
125(1)
Mill Mountain
126(5)
THE LAST RIDE OF WILD BILL
The Last Ride of Wild Bill
131(15)
He Was a Man
146(2)
Elder Mistletoe
148(3)
Crispus Attucks McKoy
151(3)
A Bad, Bad Man
154(2)
Break of Day
156(1)
Rent Day Blues
157(1)
The Ballad of Joe Meek
158(7)
NO HIDING PLACE
Part One: HARLEM STOPOVER
Harlem Happiness
165(2)
Negro Improvement League
167(1)
The Temple
168(1)
Roberta Lee
169(2)
Real Mammy Song
171(1)
The Law for George
172(3)
The New Congo
175(2)
Part Two: THE COTTON SOUTH
Arkansas Chant
177(2)
The Young Ones
179(1)
Old Lem
180(2)
Sharecroppers
182(1)
Master and Man
183(2)
Part Three: DOWN IN ATLANTA
Southern Cop
185(2)
Mr. Danny
187(1)
An Old Woman Remembers
188(2)
Transfer
190(2)
Episode
192(1)
All Are Gay
193(4)
Part Four: ``ROCKS CRIED OUT''
Legend
197(3)
Bitter Fruit of the Tree
200(1)
Memo: For the Race Orators
201(3)
Crossing
204(2)
Call for Barnum
206(2)
Song of Triumph
208(1)
Remembering Nat Turner
209(2)
Part Five: ROAD TO THE LEFT
Raise a Song
211(3)
Colloquy
214(2)
Street Car Gang
216(2)
Side by Side
218(5)
Part Six: FRILOT COVE
Let Us Suppose
223(2)
Cloteel
225(2)
Parish Doctor
227(2)
Uncle Joe
229(2)
Louisiana Pastoral
231(2)
Part Seven: WASHINGTON, D.C.
Glory, Glory
233(2)
Choices
235(1)
No More Worlds to Conquer
236(1)
Call Boy
237(2)
Puttin' on Dog
239(2)
Part Eight: REMEMBRANCES
April in Coolwell
241(2)
Coolwell Vignette
243(2)
Honey Man Love
245(2)
Memories of Salem
247(2)
Idyll
249(1)
One Way of Taking Leave
250(1)
Isaiah to Mandy
251(1)
Conjured
252(1)
Long Track Blues
253(2)
An Annotated Bibliography 255
Robert G. O'Meally

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