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Dark and Splendid Mass, a (1992) [Collection]
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A Dark and Splendid Mass is a 1990s look at societal issues and African Americans in crisis and love. Mari Evansís literary works first appeared during the Black Literacy Explosion of the 1960s, and her poetry has continued to astonish, intrigue and electrify readers around the world. Hers is an early voice that speaks of Black life and love. Her poems, essays and plays are widely read and taught in Black and Womenís Studies Programs.


  • Modern American Suite in Four Movements
  • A Lace of Perforations
  • I Have Not Ceased to Love You
  • Lee Morgan
  • Music as Heartbeat and Blood
  • Lemon-Honey Man
  • The Catalyst
  • Amtrak Suite
  • The Heart as Canvas
  • Celebration
  • Ode to My Sons
  • Eulogy for a Child Whose Parents Prate of Love
  • Who Is it Will Not Bend?
  • How Sudden Dies the Blooming
  • Limited Aggression
  • Through a Glass
  • I Am Cut Off from My Memory
  • A Rock for Sheltering
  • Let Me Tell You How to Meet the Day
  • The Nonagenarian
  • Oral History: Found Poetry
  • Man Came Knocking
  • Liberation Blues
  • Ladies Waiting in the Mall
  • Rents Due Monday
  • The Elders
  • Coda
  • The Time of Plague Is on Us
  • A Man without Food
  • Touch Your Finger to the Wind
  • On Winning the Gold
  • Mass Burial
  • Found Poetry
  • Alabama Landscape
  • There Will a Time of Rising
  • Save One Bright Jonquil

Original title: A Dark and Splendid Mass
Original languages: English


Genre: PoetryVerse
FictionGeneral FictionBlack (african-american)

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Dark and Splendid Mass, a (1992)
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Language: English

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ISBN: 0863163122

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