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  • Famous Writers Section ( Part 5 )


    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

    Helene Johnson

    Poem
    Magalu
    My Race
    Invocation
    To an Icicle
    Trees at Night
    Summer Matures
    What do I care for Morning
    Sonnet To A Negro In Harlem


    Kalamu Ya Salaam     ~New ~

    Love
    Madpoet
    (untitled)
    Tasty Knees
    HIWAY BLUES
    We Say, Bechet
    PA FERDINAND
    Be About Beauty
    i'm looking for a love
    NTOZAKE SHANGE
    NAMES, PLACES, US
    Govern Yrself Accordingly
    all that's black ain't brother
    even death will not stop me from struggling
    ...AND RAISE BEAUTY TO ANOTHER LEVEL OF SWEETNESS


    Gwendolyn Bennett

    Hatred
    Advice
    Epitaph
    Fantasy
    Heritage
    Nocturne
    Purgation
    Moon Tonight
    To A Dark Girl
    Street Lamps in Early Spring


    Cornelius Eady

    Grief Bird
    Nature Poem
    LEADBELLY
    Tubman's Rock
    JEMIMA'S DO-RAG
    Hardheaded Weather
    HESITATION BLUES
    RODNEY KING BLUES
    BUCKWHEAT'S LAMENT


    Elizabeth Alexander

    Race
    Blues
    Ladders
    Peccant
    Emancipation
    Autumn Passage
    Stravinsky in L.A.


    Carl Phillips

    Hymn
    Custom
    Passing
    Domestic
    Luna Moth
    White Dog
    Somewhere Holy
    A Kind of Meadow
    Leda, After the Swan
    Aubade: Some Peaches, After Storm


    Audre Lorde

    COAL
    Power
    Recreation
    Sisters in Arms
    A Woman Speaks
    If You Come Softly
    Who Said It Was Simple
    Fantasy and Conversation
    Father Son and Holy Ghost
    Rooming Houses are Old Women


    Dudley Randall

    Ballad of Birmingham
    "Booker T. and W.E.B."
    The Profile on the Pillow
    A Poet Is Not a Jukebox


    Derek Walcott

    Blues
    Codicil
    Parang
    PENTECOST
    Midsummer, Tobago
    A Far Cry from Africa
    A City's Death by Fire


    Robert Hayden

    Soledad
    Perseus
    Full Moon
    Witch Doctor
    Monet's Waterlilies
    Frederick Douglass
    Those Winter Sundays
    The Ballad of Nat Turner
    El-hajj Malik El-shabazz (malcolm X)
    Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday


    Etheridge Knight

    CELL SONG
    As You Leave Me
    Feeling Fucked Up
    The Idea of Ancestry
    Dark Prophecy: I Sing Of Shine


    Jayne Cortez

    Poetry
    SUMMIT
    There It Is
    MAKE IFA
    Rose Solitude
    In The Morning
    I am New York City
    Jazz Fan Looks Back
    Under the Edge of February
    PUSH BACK THE CATASTROPHES


    Georgia Douglas Johnson

    Wishes
    Predjudice
    Your World
    Armageddon
    The Suppliant
    Common Dust
    Calling Dreams


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