The Essential Etheridge Knight

A foremost American poet in the black oral tradition, can move from pathos and a near-tragic vision of the destructiveness of imprisonment to tenderness and a lusty, incisive wit. . . . the work as a whole bears testimony anew to his authentic 'blues' voice, deep feeling, and concern for communication between the races.
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Winner of the 1987 American Book Award for Poetry

Winner of the 1987 American Book Award The Essential Etheridge Knight is a selection of the best work by one of the country’s most prominent and liveliest poets. It brings together poems from Knight’s previously published books and a section of new poems.

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Etheridge Knight

Etheridge Knight (1931-1991) is widely regarded as one of America’s most prominent and lively poets.

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Etheridge Knight