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Lift Every Voice: An Anthology of Poetry

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A collection of poetry by twenty-eight contemporary writers, Lift Every Voice​ pays homage to the Black National Anthem penned by James Weldon Johnson in 1900 as a celebration of the perseverance and grit necessary to liberate our voices.

Featuring work by the following writers:

Aremu Adams Adebisi • Adedayo Agarau • Anthony AW • Jai Hamid Bashir • Melanie Bell • Meagan Cahu
Paperback, 59 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Kissing Dynamite Poetry Press
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Kory Wells
Dec 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A "response and challenge" to a long history of marginalized and silenced voices, this wide-ranging and thought-provoking anthology of poetry opens its arms wide to otherness: the experiences of people of color, the feminine, the queer, the working class, the immigrant, the atypical, and more are represented. Collectively, this is a book about identity and sorrow, frustration and fear, voice and hope. Individually, each of these 28 poems insists that the reader see the "#blessed american" (Kym C ...more
Kyla Houbolt
Oct 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The anthem, "Lift Every Voice and Sing", lyrics written by James Weldon Johnson and music composed by his brother, J. Rosamund Johnson, has long been considered the Black National Anthem, and its music and message inspire and lift all who are or have been voiceless.

This anthology of poems, Lift Every Voice, ed. Christine Taylor, is built on that inspiration and is itself an inspiration. Each poem is a jewel of its own kind and the variety of voices gathered together here left me breathless. From
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