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Famous Black Poets Section (Part 3)


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

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


truth
The Egg Boiler
The Old-Marrieds
A Sunset Of The City
Young Afrikans
Boy Breaking Glass
Jessie Mitchell's Mother
The Life of Lincoln West
A Song In The Front Yard
A Pentinent Considers Another Coming Of Mary


Kwame Dawes     ~ New ~

Talk
Horns
Caution
Requiem
Coffee Break


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

Flux
Rambling
Thelonius
Self-Portrait
The Appaloosa
American Income
Inside the Blues Whale
My Father's Geography
Losing the 440-Yard Dash
Climbing China's Great Wall


Al Young

For Poets
HOT OCTOBER
FOR ALL WE KNOW
UP JUMPED SPRING
NO PRIVACY BLUES
Key to the Dollar Store
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
mosaic harlem
Knock on Wood
BROWN SOUNDS
Outer Space Blues
TAKE THIS RIVER
Island within Island
Knees of a Natural Man


Henry Dumas - 2

Rite
Thought
America
Love Song
Son of Msippi


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


Absence
The Debt
The Mystery
Night of Love
Little Brown Baby
A Negro Love Song
ODE TO ETHIOPIA
NOT THEY WHO SOAR
FREDERICK DOUGLASS
THE COLORED SOLDIERS


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