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Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry

Publisher

Penguin Books

Year

1994

Type

Anthology
Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry
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An anthology of poems about heritage, culture, assimilation, and self-perception, Unsettling America: An Anthology of Contemporary Multicultural Poetry features work from a multicultural group of writers who recount their experiences with ethnic and national identity in modern-day America. Featuring poems by Amiri Baraka, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Joy Harjo, Yusef Komunyakaa, Li-Young Lee, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alberto Ríos, Sonia Sanchez, Ntozake Shange, Gary Soto, and many more, Unsettling America groups the poems thematically into the sections “Uprooting,” “Performing,” “Naming,” “Negotiating,” and “Re-Envisioning” and presents a diverse mix of poetic voices that address discrimination, dispel stereotypes, and act as witness to each of their unique cultural experiences in America. Unsettling America  is edited by Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Jennifer Gillan.

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