Contents: The Heritage Series: an introduction, Lauri Ramey; Essays: 'The time of the whirlwind and the fire': Dudley Randall, the Heritage series and the Broadside Press connection, Melba Joyce Boyd; Whose images? Waring Cuney and the Harlem Renaissance idea of the poet's work, Lorenzo Thomas; Bardic memory and witness in the poetry of Samuel Allen, Edward A. Scott; Russell Atkins: 'Heretofore', Aldon Lynn Nielsen; Clarence Major and Mark Twain abroad, Linda F. Selzer; Spiritual witness in the poetry of Dolores Kendrick, Joanne V. Gabbin; Audre Lord: the voice of multiple consciousness, Margaret Kissam Morris; Ray Durem: take no prisoners, Lauri Ramey; Owen Vincent Dodson: faith and sorrow; sorrow and faith, Inga R. Ivory; Calvin C. Hernton: portrait of a poet, Lauri Ramey; Contributors of essays. Memoirs and Interviews: The Heritage series: a memoir (excerpts), Paul Breman; Paul Bremen's Heritage series of Black poetry, Clarence Major; Poetry and the Heritage series, Sonia Sanchez; Reflections on the Heritage series, Dolores Kendrick; Heritage and 'Black' poetry in the 1970s, Amon Saba Saakana; Paul Breman and Black poetry, Samuel Allen; Ebele Oseye as poet, Earl McKenzie; The responsibility and power of art, Ebele Oseye/Ellease Southerland; 'Bout me, 'bout you, 'bout us (excerpts), Ron Fair; The comic vision of Robert Hayden: a brief remembrance, Fred M. Fetrow; Memories of my father, Ray Durem, Vida Boyd Durem; W.E.B. Du Bois and Shirley Graham Du Bois in the Netherlands, 1958, Marc Breman. Statements on Poetry and Poetics: Statement, Ray Durem; Statement, Calvin C. Hernton; Statement, Audre Lorde; Statement, Conrad Kent Rivers; Statement, James W. Thompson; Introduction: The Wright Poems by Conrad Kent Rivers, Ron Fair; On Negritude, Lloyd Addison; First editorial as editor of The New African (excerpt), Mukhtarr Mustapha. Poems: This because, A countless accounting, Lloyd Addison; There are no tears, The lingering doubt, Samuel Allen; To be whole again, Nkemka Asika (Frank John); At night keep still, Ventilating day at the mall down by the lake, Threnodic phantasies for example, Russell Atkins; Variations for di prima, Harold Carrington; Lil and Joe, Long gone, My prayer, Nineteen-twenty-nine, Picture, Carry me back, Waring Cuney; About Maurice, To Maurice, A dun, Pedagogy, Blues, blues, Married woman, Compensation, Caution, Pretty Ann, A decoration for the president, Ray Durem; Pausing, Ron Fair; The red crab gang 3, The red crab gang 15, Ohio listening, Calvin C. Hernton; Keep on, Frank John (Nkemka Asika); The daily grind, Fenton Johnson; Intermezzo, My mother listens to Cavalleria Rusticana, The cleaning woman, Hattie Elder, Sisters before the rain (for Mary Frances Dagostino), Dolores Kendrick; Martha, Audre Lorde; My corner, Patience, Night driving and daydreaming, Wednesday or Saturday, Three, Clarence Major; The job, Willard Moore; Statement, Ants, Violet crows, 5/6/4/3/4, Mukhtarr Mustapha; Meru, Night in Nigeria, Process, One of these mornings, Ebele Oseye/Ellease Southerland; Black all day, Raymond Patterson; The profile on the pillow, Dudley Randall; Night letter from Paris, Conrad Kent Rivers; An image of you, Amon Saba Saakana. Bibliography of Heritage series poets; The Heritage Press archives; Index.