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The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer$
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Robert B. Jones and Margot Toomer Latimer

Print publication date: 1988

Print ISBN-13: 9780807842096

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9781469616414_Jones

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The Ancestral Consciousness Period (1921–1923)

The Ancestral Consciousness Period (1921–1923)

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(p.21) The Ancestral Consciousness Period (1921–1923) (p.22)
Source:
The Collected Poems of Jean Toomer
Author(s):

Robert B. Jones

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University of North Carolina Press
DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9780807842096.003.0002

This part of the book includes poems characterized by forms of racial consciousness and Afro-American mysticism. Between September 1921 and December 1922, Toomer wrote the poems in Cane which are evocative of an empathetic union between the spirit of the artist and the spirit of Afro-American mysticism.

Keywords:   racial consciousness, Afro-American mysticism, poems, Jean Toomer, Cane

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