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The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar Characters ë 102 ´ This new most complete edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar the virtual father of black American poetry includes sixty poems not included in the previous and now out of print Complete Poems Sixteen of these were found in manuscript formPauThis new most complete edition of the collected poems of Paul Laurence Dunbar the virtual father of black American poetry includes sixty poems not included in the previous and now out of print Complete Poems Sixteen of these were found in manuscript formPaul Laurence Dunbar's work achieved wide re. Wonderful and varied poetry A pleasure to be introduced in a book club to an author that apparently most African Americans know and I had not heard of He achieved recognition as America's first professional black literary man The author of six volumes of poetryas well as of novels librettos songs and essays Dunbar was known nationally at the turn of the century and accepted as a writer among both blacks and whites He is remembered today chiefly as a poet Dubar will speak of the good ole days then say We Wear the Mask In his words he had an all absorbing desire to be a worthy singer of the songs of God and nature To be able to interpret my own people through song and story and to prove to the many that after all we are human than AfricanI know why the caged bird sings is a line from one of his poems

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N of Dunbar's work and influence is long overdue We reclaim in Paul Laurence Dunbar a significant American author whose career transcends race and locality even while he makes use of racialized and regional cultural materials to create an African American aesthetic and a uniue black poetic diction. Can't go wrong with Dunbar He is one of my favorite poets I love verse just as much as I love his dialectical poetry He's a big influence in my own writing

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The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence DunbarCognition in the first part of the twentieth century The author of six volumes of poetry as well as novels librettos songs and essays he was nationally known and accepted by black and white readers alikeAs Joanne M Braxton points out in her substantive introduction to this edition a reconsideratio. Lyrics of Lowly Life which I reviewed by itself is great The rest of the collection is a bit uneven but the strong poems are uite worth it This is certainly the volume to get if you're going for Dunbar's poetry