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Collected poems, Countee Cullen ; edited by Major Jackson

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Countee Cullen ; edited by Major Jackson
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  • Countee Cullen, collected poems
  • Countee Cullen
A major and sometimes controversial figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Countee Cullen fused a mastery of the formal lyric with a passionate engagement with themes social, religious, racial, and personal in such books as Color, Copper Sun, and The Black Christ. Certain of his poems-- "Heritage," "Yet Do I Marvel"--Are widely celebrated, but much of Cullen's work remains to be discovered. This volume restores to print a body of work of singular intensity and beauty
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Collected poems, Countee Cullen ; edited by Major Jackson
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 277-285) and index
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  • Introduction -- Color (1925). To you who read my book ; Color -- Yet do I marvel ; A song of praise ; Brown boy to brown girl ; A brown girl dead ; To a brown girl ; To a brown boy ; Black Magdalens ; Atlantic City waiter ; Near white ; Tableau ; Harlem wine ; Simon the Cyrenian speaks ; Incident ; Two who crossed a line (she crosses) ; Two who crossed a line (he crosses) ; Saturday's child ; The dance of love ; Pagan prayer ; Wisdom cometh with the years ; To my fairer brethren ; Fruit of the flower ; The shroud of color ; Heritage ; Epitaphs -- For a poet ; For my grandmother ; For a cynic ; For a singer ; For a virgin ; For a lady I know ; For a lovely lady ; For an atheist ; For an evolutionist and his opponent ; For an anarchist ; For a magician ; For a pessimist ; For a mouthy woman ; For a philosopher ; For an unsuccessful sinner ; For a fool ; For one who gayly sowed his oats ; For a skeptic ; For a fatalist ; For daughters of Magdalen ; For a wanton ; For a preacher ; For one who died singing of death ; For John Keats, apostle of beauty ; For Hazel Hall, American poet ; For Paul Laurence Dunbar ; For Joseph Conrad ; For myself ; All the dead ; For love's sake -- Oh, for a little while be kind ; If you should go ; To one who said me nay ; Advice to youth ; Caprice ; Sacrament ; Bread and wine ; Spring reminiscence ; Varia -- Suicide chant ; She of the dancing feet sings ; Judas Iscariot ; The wise ; Mary, mother of Christ ; Dialogue ; In memory of Col. Charles Young ; To my friends ; Gods ; To John Keats, poet. At spring time ; On going ; Harsh world that lashest me ; Requiescam
  • Copper Sun (1927). Color -- From the dark tower ; Threnody for a brown girl ; Confession ; Uncle jim ; Colored blues singer ; Colors ; The litany of the dark people ; The deep in love. Pity the deep in love ; One day we played a game ; Timid lover ; Nocturne ; Words to my love ; En passant ; Variations on a theme ; A song of sour grapes ; In memoriam ; Lament ; If love be staunch ; The spark ; Song of the rejected lover ; To one who was cruel ; Sonnet to a scornful lady ; The love tree ; At cambridge -- The wind blovveth where it listeth ; Thoughts in a zoo ; Two thoughts of death ; The poet puts his heart to school ; Love's way ; Portrait of a lover ; An old story ; To lovers of earth: fair warning ; Varia -- In spite of death ; Cor cordium ; Lines to my father ; Protest ; An epitaph ; Scandal and gossip ; Youth sings a song of rosebuds ; Hunger ; Lines to our elders ; The poet ; More than a fool's song ; And when I think ; Advice to a beauty ; Ultimatum ; Lines written in Jerusalem ; On the Mediterranean Sea ; Millennial ; At the wailing wall in Jerusalem ; To Endymion ; Epilogue ; Juvenilia -- Open door ; Disenchantment ; Leaves ; Song ; The touch ; A poem once significant, now happily not ; Under the mistletoe -- The Ballad of the Brown Girl : An Old Ballad Retold (1927). The ballad of the brown girl
  • The Black Christ & Other Poems (1929). Varia -- To the three for whom the book ; Tribute ; That bright chimeric beast ; At the Etoile ; Two epitaphs ; To an unknown poet ; Little sonnet to little friends ; Mood ; Counter mood ; The wind and the weather ; In the midst of life ; Minutely hurt ; Never the final stone ; Light lady ; By their fruits ; A miracle demanded ; Tongue-tied ; Ultima verba ; The foolish heart ; A wish ; For helen keller ; Asked and answered ; Two poets ; Not Sacco and Vanzetti ; A song no gentleman would sing to any lady ; Self criticism ; A thorn forever in the breast ; The proud heart ; Interlude -- The simple truth ; Therefore, adieu ; At a parting ; Dictum ; Revelation ; Bright bindings ; Ghosts ; Song in spite of myself ; Nothing endures ; There must be words ; One day I told my love ; Lesson ; The street called crooked ; The law that changeth not ; Valedictory ; Color ; To certain critics ; Black majesty ; Song of praise ; The black christ -- The black christ
  • from The Medea and Some Poems (1935). After a visit ; Magnets ; Any human to another ; Only the polished skeleton ; Every lover ; To France ('Though I am not the first in English terms") ; Sleep ; Medusa ; Interlude ; Three nonsense rhymes for my three goddaughters ; Sonnet ("I have not loved you in the noblest way") ; Sonnet ("some for a little while do love, and some for long") ; Sonnet ("I know now how a man whose blood is hot") ; To one not there Sonnet ("what I am saying now was said before") ; Sonnet ('these are no wind-blown rumors, soft say-sos") ; Sonnet dialogue ; Sonnet ("I would I could, as others poets have") ; Sonnet ("some things incredible I still believe") ; Sonnet ("be with me, pride; now love is gone, stay by") ; Sonnet ("although I name you not that those who read") ; To France ("I have a dream of where") ; Bilitis Sings ; Death to the poor ; The cat ; Cats ; Scottsboro, too, is worth its song
  • from The Lost Zoo (1940). The wakeupworld ; The-snake-that-walked-upon-his-tail
  • from On These I Stand (1947). Dear friends and gentle hearts ; Lines for a hospital ; A negro mother's lullaby ; Karenge ya marenge ; Christus natus est ; La belle, la douce, la grande
  • Uncollected Poems. To the swimmer ; I have a rendezvous with life ; In praise of boys ; Christ recrucified ; Dad ; A prayer ; A life of dreams ; Road song ; Villanelle serenade ; Singing in the rain ; From youth to age ; The poet ; Sweethearts ; When I am dead ; To W.E.B Du Bois ; Night rain ; Three hundred years ago ; A sonnet ('thank God I come of those who from the cradle") ; Song ; Sonnet ("not knowing what or whom or why I wept") ; To Edward Atkinson ; Give them the second front ; Apostrophe to the land ; Tout entiere ; A smiling Africa speaks ; Unfinished chronicle ; Hillburn -- the fair ; Mad song ; Modern mother goose ; Modern mother goose (as shaped by events) ; Elegy -- Biographical note ; Note on the texts and illustrations ; Notes
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xxxv, 298 pages
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