The Art and Life of Sterling A. Brown
Edited by John Edar Tidwell and Steven C Tracy
Table of Contents
Part I.: Revelations
James Weldon Johnson, Introduction to Southern Road (1932)
Alain Locke, "Sterling Brown: The New Negro Folk-Poet"
Stephen E. Henderson, "The Heavy Blues of Sterling Brown: A Study of Craft and Tradition"
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Review of The Collected Poems
Part II.: "A Nachal Man": Formal and Vernacular Aesthetic Theories
Robert Stepto, "'When de Saints Go Ma'chin' Home': Sterling Brown's Blueprint for a New Negro Poetry"
John Edgar Tidwell, "Two Writers Sharing: Sterling A. Brown, Robert Frost, and 'In Divés' Dive'"
Kimberly W. Benston, "Listen Br'er Sterling: The Critic as Liar [A Pre(r)amble to Essays on Sterling Brown]"
John Edgar Tidwell and Ted Genoways (eds.), "Two Lost Sonnets by Sterling A. Brown"
Michael Tomasek Manson, "Worrying the Lines: Versification in Sterling Brown's Southern Road"
Part III.: Folk-Say and Living-People-Lore
Robert G. O'Meally, "'Game to the Heart': Sterling Brown and the Badman"
John Edgar Tidwell, "Slim Greer, Sterling A. Brown, and the Art of Tall Tale"
John S. Wright, "The New Negro Poet and the Nachal Man: Sterling Brown's Folk Odyssey"
Lorenzo Thomas, "Authenticity and Elevation: Sterling Brown's Theory of the Blues"
Part IV.: "Unhistoric History": American and African American Cultures
Mark A. Sanders, "Sterling A. Brown and the Afro-Modern Moment"
Beverly L. Skinner, "Sterling Brown: An Ethnographic Odyssey"
David Anderson, "Sterling Brown's Southern Strategy: Poetry as Cultural Evolution in Southern Road"
John Edgar Tidwell, "In Defense of African American Culture: Sterling A. Brown, Gunnar Myrdal, and An American Dilemma"
Part V.: "Running Space": Legacies and Continuities
Robert G. O'Meally, "Sterling A. Brown's Literary Essays: The Black Reader in the Text"
John F. Callahan, "'A Brown Study': Sterling Brown's Legacy of Compassionate Connections"
Ekwueme Michael Thelwell, "The Professor and the Activists: A Memoir of Sterling Brown"
Michael S. Harper, "An Integer is a Whole Number"
Part VI.: "Steady and Unaccusing": Interviews
Charles H. Rowell, "'Let Me Be with Old Jazzbo': An Interview with Sterling A. Brown"
David L. Smith, "A Symposium on the Life and Work of Sterling Brown"
John Edgar Tidwell and John S. Wright, "'Steady and Unaccusing': An Interview with Sterling A. Brown"
Graham Lock, "Br'er Sterling and the Blues: An Interview with Michael S. Harper"
John Edgar Tidwell, "Clarifying Philosophy: Sterling A. Brown and the Nonviolent Action Group"
Steven C. Tracy, "A Conversation with John H. Bracey, Esther Terry, and Mike Thelwell"
Part VII.: "On This I Stand": A Bibliography
Robert G. O'Meally, "An Annotated Bibliography of the Works of Sterling A. Brown"
Part VIII.: "A Geography of Poetry and Song": A Discography
Steven C. Tracy, "Fear Did Not Catch His Tongue and Throttle His Breath: A Discography of Recordings by and Related to Sterling A. Brown"