The African American Sonnet

@inproceedings{Mller2018TheAA,
  title={The African American Sonnet},
  author={Timo M{\"u}ller},
  year={2018}
}
Some of the most famous African American poems are sonnets: Claude McKay’s “If We Must Die,” Countee Cullen’s “Yet Do I Marvel,” Gwendolyn Brooks’s “First fight. Then fiddle.” Few readers realize that these poems come from a rich tradition of more than a thousand sonnets written by African American poets over a century and a half. The African American Sonnet: A Literary History traces this forgotten tradition from the nineteenth century to the present. Based on extensive archival research, the… 

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As With Your Shadow I With These Did Play, 1817–1900

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One Thing to My Purpose Nothing, 1709–1816

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Annals of All-Wasting Time, 1623–1708

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Conclusion

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Index

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A Waste of Shame, 1901–1997

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References

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Loved When They Alteration Find, 1598–1622

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Introduction

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