1988 Honorable Mentionâ€"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.