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Volume 6, Issue 2 (1975) Spring: Black Writing

Front Matter

Contents

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Free Fantasia: Tiger Flowers p. 1-2
Robert Hayden

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Leaving Eden p. 3-3
Ralph A. Dickey

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Butterfly Piece p. 3-3
Robert Hayden

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The Father p. 4-4
Gayl Jones

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The City p. 4-4
Raymond R. Patterson

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Fifteen p. 5-5
Shirley Williams

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Soft Kid p. 5-5
Waring Cuney

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Dizz on TV p. 6-6
Alvin Aubert

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Alice p. 7-8
Michael S. Harper

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Finale p. 9-9
Ann duCille

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Parish Doctor p. 9-10
Sterling A. Brown

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To John Oliver Killens in 1974 p. 10-11
Gwendolyn Brooks

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Deep Song p. 11-11
Gayl Jones

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The Point of the Western Pen p. 12-12
Etheridge Knight

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The Old Women of Paris p. 12-13
Dudley Randall

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Jericho p. 13-13
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Soul Soul Super Bowl p. 13-15
George Barlow

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Power p. 16-17
Audre Lorde

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Ungod at the Font of the Blues p. 17-18
Anthony McNeill

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Words p. 18-18
Raymond R. Patterson

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To All Brothers: From All Sisters p. 18-19
Sonia Sanchez

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Open p. 19-20
Jerry W. Ward

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Lébé p. 20-21
Jay Wright

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Homage to My Hair p. 22-22
Lucille Clifton

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This Is C. T. R. Reed p. 22-22
Mari Evans

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From "The Book of Shine, XII" p. 23-23
Calvin Forbes

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Dust p. 23-24
Everett Hoagland

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July 4, 1974 p. 24-24
June Jordan

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For Paul Laurence Dunbar 1872-1972 p. 25-26
Margaret Walker

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Homage to My Hips p. 28-28
Lucille Clifton

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Another Note for a Future Memory p. 28-29
Alvin Aubert

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Providence, Rhode Island p. 29-30
Al Young

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Mr. Booker T. p. 30-31
James W. Blake

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Port Arthur p. 31-32
Shirley Williams

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Boston p. 32-34
George Buggs

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Boston, 5:00 a.m.: 11/74 p. 34-34
Etheridge Knight

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The Missionaries p. 34-35
Samuel Allen

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Silent Canto p. 36-36
Horace Coleman

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In an Office of English p. 36-37
Ron Welburn

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The Silent Songwriter of Our Apocalypse p. 37-38
Reginald Lockett

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Nightmare Begins Responsibility p. 41-42
Michael S. Harper

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Introduction p. 42-44
Al Young

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John Henry's Home p. 44-53
John McCluskey

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Problems of Art p. 53-67
James Alan McPherson

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From "Cakewalk Kangaroo" p. 67-74
Alison Mills

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From "Flight to Canada" p. 74-82
Ishmael Reed

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Saga of the Black Man (A Pageant-Drama) p. 99-128
Sarah Webster Fabio

Back Matter

Guest Editors

Poetry
Michael S. Harper
Fiction
Al Young
Criticism and Drama
Darwin D. Turner

Editors

Editor
Thomas R. Whitaker
Managing Editor
K. K. Merker
Poetry Editors
Charles Wright
Sandra McPherson
Assistant Poetry Editor
David St. John
Fiction Editor
Robert Coover
Assistant Fiction Editor
T. Coraghessan Boyle
Editorial Assistants
Ernesto Trejo
Douglas Unger
Nicholas Gerogiannis
Business Manager
Norman Sage