By John Edgar Tidwell, Steven C Tracy

John Edgar Tidwell and Steven C. Tracy have introduced jointly for the 1st time a book-length number of serious and theoretical writings approximately Sterling A. Brown that recovers and reasserts his carrying on with significance for a modern viewers. Exploring new instructions within the examine of Brown's existence and paintings, After wintry weather contains new and formerly released essays that sum up modern ways to Brown's multifaceted works; interviews with Brown's pals and contemporaries; an up to date, annotated bibliography; and a discography of resource fabric that innovatively extends the learn and educating of Brown's acclaimed poetry, specifically his Southern street, targeting recordings of people fabrics appropriate to the subject material, type, and which means of person poems from his oeuvre.

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When asked in an interview how he would best sum up his career and outlook, Brown replied that fundamentally he was a teacher. In a career that spanned nearly fifty years, his influence on students’ thought was considerable. But Brown’s reply was also too modest. His poetry and prose reveal an intelligence, a sensitivity, and a compassion that were rarely found among his contemporaries. As many have testified, Brown’s work was foundational in studies of identity politics, representational issues, oral history, folkloristics, and more.

Alain Locke’s insightful “Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk Poet” catalogs the difficulties African American writers faced in generating the folk poetry frequently expected of them, noting the failures of James Weldon Johnson and Langston Hughes along the way. ” For Locke, it is these elements and Brown’s “Aesopian candor”—self-reflective, self-incriminating, self-critical impulses lacking in other contemporary writers—that set Brown apart, even as he worked at uniting so-called low and high art in his work.

For most of his life, he confronted those who would demean the race, but he also celebrated the resiliency that enabled his people to survive and even thrive. In a literary and cultural expressivity that continues to attract the attention of appreciative scholars and admirers, Brown lives on as a principal figure in efforts to reclaim and make whole the fractured sense of African American humanity. Brown’s own elasticity undoubtedly derives from two parents who survived slavery and the broken promises of Reconstruction.

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