Black Fire--This Time, Volume 1 (Paperback)

Black Fire--This Time, Volume 1 By Kim McMillon (Editor), Kofi Antwi, Ishmael Reed (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Kim McMillon (Editor), Kofi Antwi, Ishmael Reed (Foreword by)
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This anthology, nearly sixty years in the making, features over one hundred poets and writers on the theme of "Black is Beautiful, Black is Powerful, Black is Home." Exploring the past, present, and future of Black writing, this collection bridges many of the founders of the Black Arts Movement--including Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti, Amiri Baraka, Wanda Coleman, Dudley Randall, Eugene B. Redmond, and Askia Tour --with contemporary established writers in the tradition such as brian g. gilmore--to Ishmael Reed's "younger generation"--Karla Brundage, Allison E. Francis, Tongo Eisen-Martin, and C. Liegh McInnis.

Designed as an open conversation between generations bridging hearts and minds across decades, Black Fire--This Time's works are rooted in preservation, reverence, and discovery. Several little-known works are included for the first time. New works--from established writers as well as emerging talent--share this historic debut. Black Fire--This Time also stands out for its inclusion of many voices that were underrepresented in previous anthologies, most notably Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing (1968) and its ancestor, The New Negro (1925). The works of writers such as Nikki Giovanni and James Baldwin provide a more complete view of the myriad perspectives on Black identity and writing.

About the Author

Kim McMillon is a contributor to the anthology Some Other Blues: New Perspectives on Amiri Baraka. She produced the Dillard University-Harvard's Hutchins Center Black Arts Movement Conference in 2016 in New Orleans, and she was a guest editor for The Journal of PAN African Studies' special edition on the Black Arts Movement. Kofi Antwi is a writer of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction. He is a graduate of St. Joseph's College MFA creative writing program, where he teaches English. Born in Brooklyn and raised in Staten Island by parents of Ghanaian descent, Antwi's poetry has been published by ​​Writers Guild, Agbowo, Rise Up, Gumbo Media, Kalahari Review, Breadcrumbs and Rigorous. Antwi has a forthcoming poetry chapbook with Kattywompus Press titled Tidal Wave.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781737987673
ISBN-10: 1737987678
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi/Aquarius Pres
Publication Date: June 17th, 2024
Pages: 494
Language: English