The Collected Poems of Elma Stuckey. Introduction by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

By: Stuckey, Elma.

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Inscribed on half-title by Elma Stuckey's son, Sterling, "For Dorothy & Claude, with admiration & appreciation (the poems are still gorgeous), Sterling, 18 July '03." Sterling Stuckey was the author of the ground breaking, Slave Culture.

Elma Stuckey , the granddaughter of former slaves, was born in Memphis in 1907. She worked as a hat check girl, maid head nursery school teacher, and supervisor of the Illinois Dept. of Labor before retiring to devote herself to writing. Stephen E. Henderson, who wrote the introduction to the first section of poems entitled The Big Gate tells us that the poems were inspired by Mrs. Stuckey's recollection of the ex-slaves in her community of North Memphis. Clearly, she makes wonderful use of black vernacular, folk wisdom, humorous aphorism to make the poems sing.

Title: The Collected Poems of Elma Stuckey. Introduction by E. D. Hirsch, Jr.

Author Name: Stuckey, Elma.

Categories: Poetry,

Edition: 2nd Printing

Publisher: Chicago, Precedent Publishing: 1998

ISBN Number: 0966754808

ISBN Number 13: 9780966754803

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Fine condition in Fine jacket, with protective mylar wrap

Seller ID: 9809

Keywords: African Ameriican Poetry Black Poetry