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THIS IS THE HONEY An Anthology of Contemporary Black Poets

Earphones Award Winner

by | Read by Mahogany L. Brown, Joel Damany Steingold

Poetry & Drama • 4.25 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2024

Anyone who wants to know what's going on in contemporary Black poetry should seek out this anthology. Most of the big names, including Rita Dove and Nikki Giovanni, are here, as are a great many less famous but highly skilled poets. The quality of the poems ranges from quite good to fabulous; there's not a lemon in this bushel. Performers Mahogany L. Brown and Joel Damany Steingold are both excellent as they handle tones, accents, and emotions ranging from ultra-cool to deeply passionate. They clearly understand poetry (Brown's own is included) and how to convey it to listeners. Among other qualities, they understand the importance of line breaks. Listeners interested in American poetry--from Black poets or not--should enjoy this audiobook. D.M.H. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2024, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2024]

Trade Ed. • Hachette Audio • 2024

DD ISBN 9781668635506 $18.99

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