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The Book of American Negro Poetry

by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr.

The memory of slavery lingers in many of the poems. These poets understood what steuggle is. Also, there is a lot of exultation of the beauty of nature. AsI said, they are touching, and not obtuse like much of modern poetry.

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Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr. was a poet, writer, playwright, and community leader raised in Louisville, Kentucky. Cotter was one of the earliest African-American playwrights to be published. He was known...

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