Born in Dayton, Ohio, in 1872, PAUL LAURENCE DUNBAR was one of the first African American poets to gain national recognition, completing six volumes before his death at age thirty-three. He also published numerous short stories and four novels, including "The Sport of the Gods."
This anthology focuses on African-American poets. We start in the 18th century and end with the Harlem Renaissance. Many poets featured are, and were, rarely heard and have been painfully neglected. To be of colour was deemed at best to be second class... SEE MORE