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  • Famous Writers Section ( Part 4 )


    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

    Jean Toomer

    People
    Tell Me
    Reapers
    For M.W.
    Conversion
    Unsuspecting
    Evening Song
    The Lost Dancer
    Portrait in Georgia
    Her Lips Are Copper Wire


    Jay Wright

    Lundú
    The Measure
    What Is Good
    The Homecoming Singer
    Love in the Weather's Bells
    The Cradle Logic of Autumn
    The End of an Ethnic Dream
    Meta-A and the A of Absolutes
    The Healing Improvisation of Hair
    Love in the Water, Love in the Stone


    Michael S. Harper

    Grandfather
    Double Elegy
    American History
    Here Where Coltrane Is
    Dear John, Dear Coltrane
    Nightmare Begins Responsibility
    Clan Meeting: Births and Nations: A Blood Song


    Haki Madhubuti

    destiny
    change-up
    my brothers
    blackwoman
    IS TRUTH LIBERATING?


    Haki Madhubuti - 2     ~ New ~

    Fear
    Duke
    Wynton
    "The B Network"
    Recession Proof Sex


    James A. Emanuel

    Emmett Till *
    Wishes, For Alix
    Michael Jackson
    Four-Letter Word
    Bojangles And Jo
    Poet As Fisherman
    A Fool For Evergreen
    The Young Ones, Flip Side
    « I'm A Jazz Singer, » She Replied
    Louis Armstrong And Duke Ellington


    George Moses Horton

    False Weight
    The Gospel Feast
    A Meteor Flashing
    On the Conversion of a Sister
    Death of a Favorite Chambermaid


    Eugene B. Redmond

    The Eye in the Ceiling
    A Kwansaba for Mother Richie
    Lookingback, Jazzstained Jayne
    A Tale Of Two Toms (Or Tom-Tom)
    Consider Loneliness as These Things
    Choreo-Empress' Leg-a-cy Lands on East Saint Earth, 2nd Take


    Amiri Baraka

    Ka'Ba
    Wise I
    Incident
    Monday in B-Flat
    Babylon Revisited
    In Memory of Radio
    Notes For a Speech
    Balboa, the Entertainer
    A Poem for Speculative Hipsters
    Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note


    Amiri Baraka - 3     ~New ~

    Legacy
    Ancient Music
    Political Poem
    In the Funk World
    Somebody Blew Up America


    Arna Bontemps

    Reconnaissance
    God Give to Men
    Southern Mansion
    THE DAY-BREAKERS
    Nocturne of the Wharves
    A Black Man Talks of Reaping


    Tupac Shakur

    I Cry
    Jada
    Fallen Star
    And 2Morrow
    When Ure Hero Falls
    Liberty Needs Glasses
    Ambition Over Adversity
    In The Depths of Solitude
    In the Event of My Demise
    The Rose that Grew from Concrete
    Can You See the Pride in the Panther


    Wanda Coleman

    the ISM
    Watching
    Mastectomy
    Bedtime Story
    The Deuce of Cups
    The California Crack
    American Sonnet (35)
    Nobody Wants To Know My Name
    They Came Knocking On My Door At 7 A.M.
    Sweet Mama Wanda Tells Fortunes For A Price


    Marilyn Nelson

    Dusting
    Churchgoing
    Minor Miracle
    Daughters, 1900
    Mama's Promise
    The House on Moscow Street


    Countee Cullen

    Incident
    The Wise
    For a Poet
    For A Lady
    Yet Do I Marvel
    Saturday's Child
    The Loss of Love
    Fruit of the Flower
    Simon the Cyrenian Speaks
    Youth Sings a Song of Rosebuds


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