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Elizabeth Alexander
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Baker, Houston A., Jr., Workings of the Spirit: The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writings, DIANE Publishing, 1998.

Alexander and Patricia Redmond provide phototext for Baker's analysis of African American women's writings and theories developing about African American studies. Baker examines Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and Men, Morrison's Sula, and Ntozake Shange's Sassafrass. The book includes thirty-nine images of black women which convey in picture form the poetics Baker discusses.

Egar, Emmanuel Edame, Black Poets of Harlem Renaissance, University Press of America, 2003.

Unlike most of the previous studies of the Harlem Renaissance, this book looks at the literary achievement of women poets active during this period and subsequently ignored or omitted. Egar argues that African American women poets of this period wrote about the black spirit in ways quite distinct from their fellow male poets.

Kowit, Steve, In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop, Tilbury House...

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