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    Welcome to Mr. Africa 'Famous" Writers Section.
    Here you will find poems that are written by famous
    people of African American descent. Enjoy your visit!

    Miscellaneous Poems: Click on the Links Below

    Angelina W. Grimke

    Trees
    At April
    Tenebris
    A Winter Twilight
    The Black Finger
    For the Candle Light
    The Eyes of My Regret
    When the Green Lies Over the Earth


    Gil Scott-Heron

    The Klan
    The Bottle
    ANGEL DUST
    Winter In America
    JOHANNESBURG
    Whitey on the Moon
    GRANDMA'S HANDS
    I Think I'll Call It Morning
    A VERY PRECIOUS TIME
    The Revolution Will Not Be Televised


    James D. Corrothers

    The Negro Singer
    An Indignation Dinner
    Paul Laurence Dunbar
    In the Matter of Two Men
    At the Closed Gate of Justice


    Sonia Sanchez

    Blues
    Haiku
    Tanka
    Ballad
    To Anita
    Poem #3
    Poem No. 8
    under a soprano sky
    A Love Poem Written for Sterling Brown
    A Poem for My Father (96 years old on Feb. 29, 2000)


    Yusef Komunyakaa

    Lime
    Facing It
    Prisoners
    Slamdunk
    The Whistle
    Blackberries
    Believing In Iron
    Ode To The Maggot
    My Father's Love Letters
    A Break From The Bush


    James Weldon Johnson

    Mother Night
    TO AMERICA
    The Temptress
    Go Down, Death
    The White Witch
    Prayer at Sunrise
    THE BLACK MAMMY
    Lift Every Voice and Sing
    The Word of an Engineer
    O Black and Unknown Bards


    Toi Derricotte

    Market
    Brother
    Family Secrets
    The Weakness
    Workshop on Racism
    Black Boys Play the Classics
    For Black Women Who Are Afraid
    On a Picture of the Buddhist Monk Pema Chodron


    Passing
    Not Forgotten
    St. Peter Claver
    Invisible Dreams
    A Note on My Son's Face
    From a Letter: About Snow
    Christmas Eve: My Mother Dressing


    Ntozake Shange

    "sorry"
    i live in music
    People of Watts
    you are sucha fool
    senses of heritage
    With No Immediate Cause
    resurrection of the daughter
    My Father Is a Retired Magician
    Bocas: A Daughter's Geography
    Blood Rhythms - Blood Currents - Black N' Blue Stylin'


    Jessie Redmon Fauset

    Enigma
    Oblivion
    Dead Fires
    Words! Words!
    Noblesse Oblige
    La Vie C'est la Vie


    Jessie Redmon Fauset - 2     ~New ~

    Touche
    Rondeau
    Rencontre
    Oriflamme
    Rain Fugue
    Stars in Alabama
    "Courage!" He said
    Christmas Eve In France
    Lolotte, Who Attires My Hair


    Natasha Trethewey

    Elegy
    Flounder
    Pilgrimage
    Providence
    Letter Home
    Miscegenation
    History Lesson
    Southern History
    Domestic Work, 1937
    Theories of Time and Space


    Margaret Walker

    Dark Blood
    Molly Means
    Sorrow Home
    Southern Song
    I Want to Write
    We Have Been Believers


    Margaret Walker - 2     ~New ~

    Lineage
    Childhood
    Kissie Lee
    For My People
    For Malcolm X
    Big John Henry
    Love Song for Alex, 1979
    Long John Nelson And Sweetiepie
    THE STRUGGLE STAGGERS US


    Langston Hughes


    Cross
    Dreams
    My People
    Minstrel Man
    Mother to Son
    Po' Boy Blues
    Dream Deferred
    Dream Variations
    Dinner Guest: Me
    Children's Rhymes


    Cultural Exchange
    I, Too, Sing America
    Madam and the Phone Bill


    Sterling A. Brown

    Mose
    Cabaret
    Old Lem
    Ma Rainey
    Strong Men
    Southern Road
    Memphis Blues
    Riverbank Blues
    Slim Greer in Hell
    Long Track Blues


    Claude McKay


    Truth
    Baptism
    Heritage
    Jasmine
    Tormented
    I Know My Soul
    After the Winter
    The Tired Worker
    The Negro's Friend
    The Tropics in New York


    America
    Wild May
    To O.E.A.
    Flame-Heart
    Harlem Shadows
    Song of the Moon
    The Easter Flower
    To One Coming North
    Spring in New Hampshire
    Alfonso, Dressing to Wait at Table


    Anne Spencer


    Lady, Lady
    White Things
    The Wife-Woman
    Black Man o' Mine
    Letter to My Sister
    For Jim, Easter Eve
    Lines to a Nasturtium
    Life-Long, Poor Browning


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