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Famous Black Poets Section (Part 2)


Here you will find poetry written by famous people of African
American descent. The poetry here is vast in subject matters.
It speaks directly to the journey, challenges, love, triumphs,
and spirit of a people. Relax and joy your visit!

Miscellaneous Poems: Click on the Links Below

Maya Angelou

Alone
Equality
Still I Rise
Glory Falls
The Gamut
Country Lover
Passing Time
Phenomenal Woman
To a Freedom Fighter
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings


Men
Africa
Paeans
Refusal
The Lesson
Human Family
Remembrance
When You Come
Touched by an Angel
Million Man March Poem
A Brave and Startling Truth
These Yet to be United States
THE BLACK FAMILY PLEDGE


Prisoner
Recovery
Televised
INSOMNIAC
The Traveller
Son to Mother
Ain't That Bad?
Our Grandmothers
Preacher, Don't Send Me


Maya Angelou - 7     ~ New ~

Kin
Awaking in New York
On the Pulse of Morning


James Baldwin     ~ New ~

Amen
Untitled
The giver (for Berdis)
Munich, Winter 1973 (for Y.S.)
Le sporting-club de Monte Carlo (for Lena Horne)


Camille Dungy

Ark
Pity
First Fire
soldier's girl
Daisy Cutter
Emergency Plan
Dinah in the Box
Association Copy
Almost Like They Wanted It
She Liked the Moving Things Best


Clarence Major

Frenzy
Weather
Honey Dripper
The Doll Believers
Unknown Presence
Sand Flesh and Sky
Waiting for Sweet Betty
Revelation at Cap Ferrat
The Painting After Lunch
Waiter in a California Vietnamese Restaurant


Wole Soyinka

Night
Abiku
Dedication
I think it rains
Civilian and Soldier
Telephone Conversation
IN THE SMALL HOURS
Fado Singer for Amalia Roderinguez
Mohammed Ali At The Ring-side, 1985
For FRANCIS ABIOLA IRELE - "Olohun-Iyo"


Harryette Mullen

Any Lit
Way Opposite
Shedding Skin
[up from slobbery]
The Fire This Time
Page 35 / the essence lady
[marry at a hotel, annul 'em]
[if your complexion is a mess]
Page 34 / if your complexion is a mess
WIPE THAT SIMILE OFF YOUR APHASIA


Harryette Mullen - 3

Black Nikes
[Kills bugs dead.]
From Tanka Diary
[Of a girl, in white]
We Are Not Responsible
[it's rank it cranks you up]
Sleeping with the Dictionary
[go on sister sing your song]
Page 5 / sun goes on shining
Muse & Drudge [why these blues come from us]


Frances E.W. Harper

Going East
Blessed Hope
Learning to Read
The Slave Mother
The Slave Auction
A Double Standard
I Stand at the Door
Songs for the People
God's Little Children
Bible Defense of Slavery


Esther Popel

Flag Salute
October Prayer
Grant Me Strength
Blasphemy--American Style


Bob Kaufman

Believe, Believe
Walking Parker Home
A Terror is More Certain . . .
[THE NIGHT THAT LORCA COMES]
O-Jazz-O War Memoir: Jazz, Don't Listen To It At Your Own Risk


Nikki Giovanni


Love Is
Choices
Nikki-Rosa
Kidnap Poem
I'm Not Lonely
And I Have You
A Poem Of Friendship
A Summer Love Poem
I Wrote A Good Omelet
Cotton Candy On A Rainy Day


Rain
Poetry
Habits
Crutches
Sky Diving
Life Cycles
When I Die
For Saundra
Winter Poem
All I Gotta Do
You Came, Too


Mari Evans

The Rebel
I am a Black Woman
Where Have You Gone
Who Can Be Born Black?
. . . And the Old Women Gathered (The Gospel Singers)


Rita Dove


Used
Afield
Rusks
History
DayStar
The Boast
Hade's Pitch
Adolescence II
Primer For The Nuclear Age
My Mother Enters the Work Force


Exit
Dusting
Vacation
Wiring Home
Golden Oldie
Heart to Heart
American Smooth
Borderline Mambo
The Fish in the Stone
Lady Freedom Among Us


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