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  • Famous Writers Section ( Part 3 )


    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

    Gwendolyn Brooks


    The Mother
    To Be In Love
    We Real Cool
    Sadie and Maud
    To The Diaspora
    The Bean Eaters
    The Sonnet-Ballad
    The Crazy Woman
    Kitchenette Building
    The Independent Man


    The Egg Boiler
    The Old-Marrieds
    A Sunset Of The City
    A Song In The Front Yard
    A Pentinent Considers Another Coming Of Mary


    Gwendolyn Brooks - 4     ~ New ~

    truth
    Young Afrikans
    Boy Breaking Glass
    Jessie Mitchell's Mother
    The Life of Lincoln West


    Terrance Hayes

    saintly
    Shafro
    nuclear
    overseas
    A. Machine
    Carp Poem
    What it Look Like
    The Blue Terrance
    God is an American
    American Sonnet for Wanda C.


    Leslie Pinckney Hill

    My Race
    Tuskegee
    The Teacher
    Summer Magic
    Christmas at Melrose


    Afaa M. Weaver

    Thelonius
    Self-Portrait
    The Appaloosa
    American Income
    Inside the Blues Whale


    Afaa M. Weaver - 2     ~ New ~

    Flux
    Rambling
    My Father's Geography
    Losing the 440-Yard Dash
    Climbing China's Great Wall


    Al Young

    FOR ALL WE KNOW
    UP JUMPED SPRING
    NO PRIVACY BLUES
    SNOWY MORNING BLUES
    UNDER CORPORATE SKIES
    ONE FADING AFTERNOON, WHEN AUTUMN WHISPERED
    YOU SEE HOW SEASONS TWIST THOSE CAUGHT IN THEM


    Henry Dumas

    FUNK
    PEAS
    YAMS
    BROWN SOUNDS
    Outer Space Blues
    TAKE THIS RIVER


    Henry Dumas - 2     ~ New ~

    Rite
    Thought
    America
    Love Song
    Son of Msippi
    mosaic harlem
    Knock on Wood
    Island within Island
    Knees of a Natural Man


    Phillis Wheatley

    On Virtue
    Isaiah LXIII
    An Hymn To The Morning
    An Hymn To The Evening
    To a Lady and Her Children
    To the Rev. Dr. Thomas Amory
    On Being Brought from Africa to America
    To A Lady On The Death Of Her Husband
    To A Clergyman On The Death Of His Lady
    To The University Of Cambridge, In New-England


    Olivia Ward Bush

    Drifting
    Misjudged
    At Sunset
    Abraham Lincoln
    The Nation's Evil


    Marcus Garvey

    Get Up And Go!
    Music In My Soul
    The Black Mother
    Have Faith In Self
    The Rise Of The Negro


    Marcus Garvey - 2     ~ New ~

    Get Up And Do
    The Black Woman
    Africa For The Africans
    Hail! United States of Africa
    A Black Man's Speech to a White Man in America


    Lucille Clifton


    Memory
    Climbing
    Good Times
    Admonitions
    Listen Children
    Fury - for mama
    Song At Midnight
    To A Dark Moses
    Seeker Of Visions
    Telling Our Stories


    sisters
    miss rosie
    cutting greens
    wishes for sons
    to my last period
    poem to my uterus
    homage to my hips
    what the mirror said
    the message of crazy horse
    my dream about being white


    Ishmael Reed

    UNTITLED
    Skirt Dance
    Jacket Notes
    FOR DANCER
    KALI'S GALAXY
    Earthquake Blues
    from Mumbo Jumbo
    A SECRETARY OF SPIRITS
    beware : do not read this poem
    I Am a Cowboy in the Boat of Ra


    Paul Laurence Dunbar


    If
    Song
    Retort
    The Poet
    The Sparrow
    Unexpressed
    Compensation
    Changing Time
    The Delinquent
    Why Fades A Dream?


    A Negro Love Song
    ODE TO ETHIOPIA
    NOT THEY WHO SOAR
    FREDERICK DOUGLASS
    THE COLORED SOLDIERS


    Paul Laurence Dunbar - 4     ~ New ~

    Absence
    The Debt
    The Mystery
    Night of Love
    Little Brown Baby


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