Ground Work

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Third World Press, 1996 - Poetry - 329 pages
Haki Madhubuti is one of the foremost Black poets and has been in the vanguard of Black letters for more than 25 years. He has perfected the ability to combine politics and poetry in a powerful and unique style that is both accessible and profound. GroundWork: Selected Poems from 1966-1996 is a landmark collection of Madhubuti's poetic vision for and critique of African-Americans and American society as a whole. From ""But He Was Cool"" and ""One Sided Shoot-out"" to ""White People are People Too"" and ""Too Many of Our Young are Dying,"" GroundWork is a compendium of verse that is both thoughtful, memorable, and represents some of the best work in a generation of American poets of any color.

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About the author (1996)

Haki Madubhubuti is poet, publisher and educator. He is one of the early prominent voices in the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s; he is a Distinguished Professor at Chicago State University, the President of Third World Press and the founder and Board Member of two private elementary schools, one charter elementary school and a charter high school in Chicago.

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