Furious Flower

Furious Flower I: Elders

  • Samuel W. Allen with Jerry W. Ward, Jr.
  • Mari Evans with Val Grey Ward
  • Naomi Long Madgett with Eleanor W. Traylor
  • Alvin Aubert with Leonard Moore
  • Pinkie Gordon Lane with Sandra Govan

Furious Flower I: Initiates

  • Elizabeth Alexander
  • The Dark Room Collective:
  • Thomas Sayers Ellis
  • Kevin Young
  • Sharan Strange
  • Major Jackson
  • Vera Beatty
  • John Keene

Furious Flower I: Seers

  • Rita Dove
  • Toi Derricotte with Opal Moore
  • Dolores Kendrick with Judith Thomas
  • Sherley Anne Williams with Deborah McDowell
  • Gerald Barrax with Joyce Pettis
  • E. Ethelbert Miller with Eugenia Collier
  • Michael S. Harper with Aldon L. Nielsen

Furious Flower I: Warriors

  • Amiri Baraka with Askia M. Touré
  • Haki R. Madhubuti with Sonia Sanchez
  • Kalamu ya Salaam with Everett Hoagland
  • Sonia Sanchez with Lorenzo Thomas
  • Eugene Redmond with Jabari Asim
  • Nikki Giovanni with Virginia Fowler

Furious Flower II: Blooming in the Whirlwind

Blooming in the Whirlwind locates Black poets within their historic moment and contextualizes them within relevant political movements - Civil Rights, Black Nationalism, post-colonialism and multiculturalism.

Furious Flower II: Cross-Pollination in the Diaspora

Cross-pollination in the Diaspora reflects upon the reciprocal influence between Black American poets and writers from the rest of the African literary Diaspora.

Furious Flower II: Roots and First Fruits

Roots and First Fruits discusses the major influences shaping the creative origins, poetic voice and stylistic approach of these poets. Significant influences include regional language, historic context, geographic location, personal passions and political commitment.

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