The Essential Etheridge Knight

Reviewed by Erich Slimak

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Location: Main Stacks
Call Number: 811 K743E

Despite his prominence as a major figure of the Black Arts Movement, Etheridge Knight’s readership has waned somewhat in the years since his death. A nominee for both the Pulitzer Prize and The National Book Award as well as the recipient of an American Book Award, Knight was born in Corinth, Mississippi in 1931 and began writing poetry while in prison. In these, his selected poems, he displays astonishing range and formal daring, providing us with an unflinching look at his American experience.


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