The Book of American Negro Poetry


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The Book of American Negro Poetry is one of the earliest and most essential anthologies of African-American verse ever brought to print. Edited by writer and diplomat James Weldon Johnson, this collection was published with the hope of bringing to the public a greater awareness of the art and literature created by Black writers. This is the first edition of this long-republished anthology and collects seminal works by Paul Dunbar, W.E.B. Du Bois, Claude McKay, Leslie Hill, James Corrothers, and many more. - Summary by ChuckW (5 hr 4 min)

Chapters

PREFACE (PART ONE) 48:47 Read by Jim Locke
PREFACE (PART TWO) 32:07 Read by Jim Locke
PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR 17:20 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
JAMES EDWIN CAMPBELL 9:38 Read by Kahlil B
JAMES D. CORROTHERS 10:49 Read by Foon
DANIEL WEBSTER DAVIS 4:35 Read by DavidG
WILLIAM H. A. MOORE 5:01 Read by Kahlil B
W. E. BURGHARDT DU BOIS 7:51 Read by Farnood
GEORGE MARION McCLELLAN 6:25 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
WILLIAM STANLEY BRAITHWAITE 6:51 Read by Farnood
GEORGE REGINALD MARGETSON 5:12 Read by Farnood
JAMES WELDON JOHNSON 20:55 Read by Jim Locke
JOHN WESLEY HOLLOWAY 8:29 Read by DavidG
LESLIE PINCKNEY HILL 6:15 Read by DavidG
EDWARD SMYTH JONES 4:00 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
RAY G. DANDRIDGE 7:07 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
FENTON JOHNSON 8:26 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
R. NATHANIEL DETT 1:53 Read by Michele Fry
GEORGIA DOUGLAS JOHNSON 4:22 Read by AnnaLisa Bodtker
CLAUDE McKAY 15:36 Read by Larry Wilson
JOSEPH S. COTTER, JR. 4:33 Read by Larry Wilson
ROSCOE C. JAMISON 1:51 Read by DavidG
JESSIE FAUSET 6:13 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
ANNE SPENCER 10:10 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
ALEX ROGERS 6:06 Read by DavidG
WAVERLEY TURNER CARMICHAEL 1:46 Read by Larry Wilson
ALICE DUNBAR-NELSON 1:18 Read by Larry Wilson
CHARLES BERTRAM JOHNSON 4:14 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
OTTO LEYLAND BOHANAN 2:27 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
THEODORE HENRY SHACKLEFORD 2:11 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
LUCIAN B. WATKINS 2:31 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
BENJAMIN BRAWLEY 3:03 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
JOSHUA HENRY JONES, JR. 2:39 Read by Lynda Marie Neilson
APPENDIX 4:22 Read by Kahlil B
BIOGRAPHICAL INDEX OF AUTHORS 19:53 Read by Chuck Williamson

Reviews


(5 stars)

Wonderful timeless text woven and spun by the oceans around Africa to inspire me tonight.