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Roses and Revolutions

The Selected Writings of Dudley Randall

Edited and with an Introduction by Melba Joyce Boyd

Publication Year: 2009

Collects significant poetry, short stories, and essays by celebrated African American poet and publisher Dudley Randall.

Published by: Wayne State University Press

Front Matter

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Introduction

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pp. 1-34

When I was completing the manuscript for Wrestling with the Muse: Dudley Randall and the Broadside Press, Randall and I discussed the prospect of a book of his collected poems in order to ensure his literary longevity. He did not perceive the urgency that I projected on the subject, but at the time of his death, August 11, 2000, all of his poetry books were out of print. Permissions ...

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Images From Black Bottom

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pp. 35-66

Every poet is molded by his age, by the great events or Great Event that took place during his impressionable years. In the thirties it was the Great Depression and the Spanish Civil War. In the forties it was World War II. In the fifties it was McCarthyism, the Korean War, and the beginning of the Freedom movement with the Supreme Court school-desegregation decision of 1954....

Wars: At Home and Abroad

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pp. 67-124

Poems on Miscellaneous Subjects

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pp. 125-136

Love Poems

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pp. 137-152

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Dialectics of the Black Aesthetic

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pp. 153-200

The fact that CORE and SNCC have taken different roads from the NAACP, the Urban League, and SCLC does not lead me to believe that the civil rights movement as a whole is at a crossroads, where one road can lead to success and the other to disaster. The older organizations are continuing in the way they have always taken, using legal techniques, moral persuasion, non-violent ...

The Last Leap of the Muse

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pp. 201-214

Appendix 1: Poetry Books by Dudley Randall, With Contents

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pp. 215-222

Appendix 2: A Capsule Course in Black Poetry Writing: Dudley Randall

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pp. 223-238

Selected Bibliography

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pp. 229-243


E-ISBN-13: 9780814335307
Print-ISBN-13: 9780814334454

Page Count: 256
Illustrations: 8
Publication Year: 2009

Edition: 1
Volume Title: N/a
Series Title: African American Life Series

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