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Lift Every Voice, African American Poetry 10-Book Bundle (20% off)

Lift Every Voice, African American Poetry 10-Book Bundle (20% off)

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Save 20% when you purchase all books from a Schomburg Literary Festival Author Talk! Discount included in price of bundle.


Library of America, in partnership with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, presents the launch of Lift Every Voice, a nationwide celebration of the 250-year-long African American poetic tradition. The celebration is anchored by the publication of the anthology, African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song, edited by poet and Schomburg Center Director Kevin Young.

The evening will feature poets Nikky Finney (Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry), Sonia Sanchez (Shake Loose My Skin: New and Selected Poems), pulitzer prize winning poets Jericho Brown (The Tradition) and Tyehimba Jess (Olio ) and many more.

PARTICIPANTS as of 9/1/2020

Jericho Brown, DéLana R.A. Dameron, Toi Derricotte, Nikky Finney, Joanne V. Gabbin, Patricia Spears Jones, Tyehimba Jess, Jessica Care Moore, Sonia Sanchez, Danez Smith, Afaa Michael Weaver, Kamasi Washington, and Kevin Young.



African American Poetry Anthology

Shake Loose My Skin by Sonia Sancez

Love Child's Hotbed of Occasional Poetry by Nikki Finney

Weary Kingdom by DéLana R. A. Dameron

Olio by Tyehimba Jess

The Tradition by Jericho Brown

"I": New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte

Brown by Kevin Young

We Want Our Bodies Back by jessica Care moore

Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith



Reading the African Diaspora expands our long tradition of championing authors of African descent from across the globe and publications that celebrate Black history and culture. The inaugural day-long book festival has been reconfigured as a virtual festival taking place over six days. We will feature readings, panel discussions, book selling and more for all ages, from prose to poetry, comic books to young adult novels, fiction and non-fiction. Find out more, here.