A collection of full-text poetry written by the most important and influential African-American poets of the twentieth century.
Presently includes over 6,000 poems from over 100 complete editions by 46 poets. Indexed from 1901 to 1998.
Generally, the policy has been to use first editions whenever possible; later editions were selected if they were more inclusive. Where poems appeared in their original dialect in an earlier edition and standardized in a later edition, both forms have been included for comparison purposes. Poems originally published in periodicals have also been included.
Dates of Coverage: 1/1/1901 through 12/31/1998
Frequency of Updates: closed set, not updated
Truncation Symbol: *
Concurrent Users: unlimited
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