Henry Dumas Poetry for My People

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Poetry for My People

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A free-lance writer, active in the area of ?little magazine” writing and publishing, and a member of the teaching staff of the Experiment in Higher Education at Southern Illinois University in East St. Louis, Henry Dumas had amassed a considerable body of work at the time of his death in 1968 at the age of thirty-four. These two volumes (Ark of Bones and Other Stories and Poetry for my

People), comprise most of his work, published and unpublished. They amply show the sensitivity and skill with which he approached the themes of blackness and youth, the preoccupations of the stories, and, in the themes and techniques of the poems, demonstrate the awareness of what an African heritage can mean to an American writer.

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Hale Chatfield is the founder and editor of the Hiram Poetry Review.

 

Eugene Redmond is Poet-in-Residence at Oberlin College.

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Henry Dumas; Editor-Hale Chatfield; Editor-Eugene Redmond; Preface-Imamu Ameer (LeRoi Jones) Baraka; Introduction-Jay Wright
Published by Southern Illinois University Press (1970)
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