Color, Sex, and Poetry

Color, Sex, and Poetry

Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
Gloria T. Hull
Distribution: World
Publication date: 06/22/1987
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-20430-1
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1988 Honorable Mention—Emily Toth Award

... absorbing biographical study... " —Black Enterprise

Meticulously researched and thoroughly engaging... " —Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

... a splendid study... excellent... " —Choice

Color, Sex, and Poetry provides both the bread and the meat of critical analysis and exploration of the lives of three Black women writers." —Belles Lettres

... Hull succeeds not only in exploring writers whose work is hampered by their ‘split authorial personalities’ but also in outlining the effects of economic circumstances on literary production." —Signs

A biographical/critical study of three Harlem Renaissance poets—Angelina Weld Grimké, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Georgia Douglas Johnson—during a rich and colorful period. Writing from a black feminist critical perspective, Hull recovers these black foremothers and in the process shakes up the traditional black literary canon.

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Table of Contents

Three Poems


Chapter I: Introduction
Color, Sex, and Poetry in the Harlem Renaissance

Chapter II: Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)

Chapter III: Angelina Weld Grimke (1880-1956)

Chapter IV: Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966)

Chapter V: Afterword
Color, Sex, and Petry: The Renaissance Legacy