Annotations for Countee Cullen : Collected Poems


Baker & Taylor
Presents a comprehensive collection of the often controversial Harlem Renaissance figure's poetry, which was marked by racial, sexual, and religious themes, in a work that includes previously uncollected and unpublished poems.

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Penguin Putnam
A major and sometimes controversial figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Countee Cullen fused a mastery of the formal lyric with a passionate engagement with themes social, religious, racial, and personal in such books as Color, Copper Sun, and The Black Christ. Certain of his poems--"Heritage," "Yet Do I Marvel"--are widely celebrated, but much of Cullen's work remains to be discovered. This volume restores to print a body of work of singular intensity and beauty.

This is volume #32 in The Library of America's American Poets Project series.


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