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" D.H. Melhem's transparent introductions and frank interviews offer perception into the modern social and political realization of six acclaimed poets: Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jayne Cortez, Haki R. Madhubuti, Dudley Randall, and Sonia Sanchez. because the Nineteen Sixties, the poet hero has characterised an important section of Black American poetry. The six poets interviewed right here have participated in and formed the forefront of this flow. Their poetry displays the severe possible choices of African American existence -- separatism and integration, feminism and sexual id, faith and spirituality, humanism and Marxism, nationalism and internationalism. They unite of their dedication to Black cohesion and advancement.

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