Synopses & Reviews
Beginning with the memory of landscapes and landmarks, this anthology presents poems in the tradition of "For My People" by Margaret Walker. More than 100 prominent African-American poets contribute, including such distinguished and award-winning poets as Toi Derricotte, Sam Cornish, Jabari Asim, and Pinkie Gordon Lane.
This anthology begins with the memory of landscapes and landmarks, presenting poems in the For My People tradition of Margaret Walker. It includes a section titled Blood and Disappointment in the Land,” which documents ongoing social struggles. Other poems focus on the love that is essential for survival, rebirth, and dreams. More than 100 prominent African American poets contribute, including the distinguished and award-winning poets Toi Derricotte, Sam Cornish, Jabari Asim, and Pinkie Gordon Lane.