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Clarence Major is the author of a number of novels and books of poetry, including Parking Lots: A Poem (1992) and Configurations: New and Selected Poems 1958-1998 (1999). He has also edited a number of collections, like The New Black Poetry (1969) and Calling the Wind: Twentieth-Century African-American Short Stories (1993). In addition, he has written several critical studies, including The Dark and Feeling: Black American Writers and Their Work (1974), and Dictionary of Afro-American Slang (1970, reprinted in 1994 as Juba to Jive: A Dictionary of African-American Slang).