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How I got ovah new and selected poems by Carolyn M. Rodgers

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Published by Anchor Press in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

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Statementby Carolyn M. Rodgers.
LC ClassificationsPS3568.O347 H6
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 81 p. ;
Number of Pages81
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5051308M
ISBN 100385046707
LC Control Number74012707

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How I Got Ovah Paperback – January 1, by Carolyn Rodgers (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating. See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" $ $ $ Paperback $/5(1). Book Description: The idea of crossing over to a new way of life provides the substance that Rodgers explicitly longed for in several poems of self-doubt about her writing. Her third book takes its title from this concern: How I Got Ovah () collects new and selected poems in a volume that marks a turning point in Rodgers's career. How I Got Ovah Finalist, National Book Awards for Poetry. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.

Chapter One explains how Carolyn Rodgers, in her books Songs of a Blackbird and How I Got Ovah, creates personas that initially reject Christianity as a Eurocentric religious construction, but subsequently acknowledge the Afrocentric spirituality of the black church and ascribe to it a revolutionary blackness. With how i got ovah: New and Selected Poems (), Rodgers moved away from the stridency that marks her early work and offered mature reflections on love, family, and religion, mostly from an autobiographical perspective. Critics praised her refined voice, and the book was a finalist for a National Book . Carolyn M. Rodgers grew up on Chicago’s South Side. She attended Roosevelt University and the University of Chicago, and received her MA in English from the University of Chicago. Early in her career she was associated with the Black Arts Movement, attending writing workshops led by Gwendolyn Brooks and through the Organization of Black American Culture (OBAC). In , How I Got Ovah was nominated for a National Book Award. Rodgers also received a Carnegie Award, a PEN award, and the Gwendolyn Brooks fellowship.

In her book, Geneva Smitherman makes a substantial contribution to an understanding of Black English by setting it in the larger context of Black culture and life style. In addition to defining Black English, by its distinctive structure and special lexicon, Smitherman argues that the Black dialect is set apart from traditional English by a rhetorical style which reflects its African origins.5/5(2). How i got ovah: new and selected poems / by Carolyn M. Rodgers. Author/Creator: Rodgers, Carolyn M. Edition: First Edition Publication: Garden City, New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, Format/Description: Book viii, [6], 81, [1] pages ; 22 cm Subjects: American poetry -- 20th century. American poetry -- African American authors. Place of. How I got ovah: new and selected poems. [Carolyn M Rodgers] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create # Doubleday anchor books.\/span> \u00A0\u00A0\u00A0 schema.   Her best-known book, “How I Got Ovah: New and Selected Poems,” a finalist for the National Book Award in , described her rejection of .