Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1983.


Office files : of The American Poetry Review, 1972-1983.

Comprises 15 items, 16 leaves correspondence plus manuscripts for publication. Contains a folio of black poets selected by Harper: Alvin Aubert; George Barlow; Philip Bryant; George Buggs; Lucille Clifton; Chaka Shango (or Horace Coleman); Mari Evans; Everett Hoagland; June Jordan; Audre Lorde; Ishmael Reed; Sonia Sanchez; Primus St. John; Joyce Carol Thomas; Alice Walker; Sherley Anne Williams; Jay Wright.

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Walker, Alice, 1944- (person)

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Lorde, Audre, 1934-1992 (person)

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Sánchez, Sonia, 1934- (person)

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Shango, Chaka (person)

Harper, Michael S., 1938-.... (person)

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Williams, Sherley Anne, 1944-1999 (person)

American author and professor of literature. From the description of Papers, 1970-1999. (University of California, San Diego). WorldCat record id: 42963326 ...

Hoagland, Everett (person)

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Thomas, Joyce Carol (person)

Joyce Carol Thomas is a celebrated author of young adult novels, poetry, and picture books, as well as fiction and poetry for adults. She was born in Ponca City, OK in 1938 and received her B.A. from San Jose State University and her M.A. from Stanford University. Her work presents both the joys and injustices faced by young people, issues that resonate across racial lines. Her book of poetry, Brown Honey in Broomwheat Tea, won numerous awards, including being named a Coretta Scott King Honor Bo...

Bryant, Philip, 1951- (person)

Evans, Mari, 1923-.... (person)

Jordan, June, 1936-2002 (person)

June Jordan was born in Harlem, New York on July 9, 1936. Jordan fostered a love of literature and writing poetry as a child. She attended Barnard College and University of Chicago. June Jordan married in 1955 and had one child. A poet, novelist, essayist, editor and children's author, Jordan published her first poetry collection, Who Look at Me, in 1969. Jordan was a visiting scholar/poet at many institutions, including MacAlester College, City College of the City University of New York, Univer...

Wright, Jay, 1934- (person)

Jay Wright (b. 1934), poet, playwright, and educator. Ted Wilentz (1915-2001), bookstore owner, publisher, and editor. From the description of Jay Wright letters to Ted Wilentz, 1970-1991. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 702193269 ...

Buggs, George, 1947- (person)

Reed, Ishmael, 1938-.... (person)

Writer Ishmael Reed was born on February 22, 1938 in Chattanooga, Tennessee to Thelma Virginia Coleman, a homemaker and salesclerk, and Henry Lenoir, a fundraiser for the YMCA. In 1942, he moved to Buffalo, New York with his mother and stepfather, Bennie Stephen Reed, an autoworker. Reed graduated from East High School in 1956, enrolled in night classes at Millard Fillmore College, and later transferred to SUNY Buffalo.In 1961, Reed began writing forEmpire State Weekly, during which time he inte...

Clifton, Lucille, 1936-2010 (person)

Lucille Clifton (1936- 2010), African American poet and children's book author. She was born Thelma Lucille Clifton on June 27, 1936 to Samuel L. Sayles, Sr. and Thelma Moore Sayles in Depew, New York. At the age of seven, the Sayles family moved to nearby Buffalo, New York. From 1953-1955, Lucille attended Howard University from 1953-1955 and Fredonia State Teachers College (now State University of New York College at Fredonia) in 1955. Clifton's first volume of poetry, GOOD TIMES, was publishe...