Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry
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Trouble the Water: 250 Years of African American Poetry

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The preeminent collection of African-American poetry, this future classic anthology features over 400 poems by 100 of the finest African-American poets from the 1700s through the 1990s. Representing 250 years of the black experience, from the moving and powerful oral histories passed on by slaves to the emotional and insightful modern works of Langston Hughes, Alice Walker...more
Paperback, 592 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Signet
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When I saw Trouble the Water, I was quick to pick it up, growing up I had hardly been taught any African American poetry, if so very little & just of those famous African American brothers & sisters. Though I'm white, I still believe they are my brothers & sisters & that's what compelled me to read this book, not just because I wanted to read poetry I haven't read before, but because I felt deprived of at least trying to understand & connect with them.
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I enjoyed this book. In this book, there are assorted peoms written by several different authors such as Allen Brown,Lucille Clifton, George Barlow, and Maya Angelou, and many more. I have always loved reading poetry and it was an enjoyable read. The poems varied from experiencing slavery, spirituality,feminism, relationships, and many more. There were different poetry styles such as rhythm, propse, and Haiku.
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