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Famous Black Poets Section (Part 6)


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

Quincy Troupe

Untitled
Avalanche
Snow & Ice
Poem For My Father
Poem Reaching For Something
After Hearing a Radio Announcement
The Day Duke Raised: May 24th, 1974


Amnesia #1
Sonic Fireflies
Amnesia #3: Photographs & Videos


Gladys May Casely-Hayford     ~ New ~

Poem
Lullaby
A Poem
Mammy
Nativity
Creation
Baby Cobina
The Serving Girl
The Palm Wine Seller


Nikky Finney     ~ New ~

Heirloom
I Feel Good
The Clitoris
The Aureole
O' Noblesse O'
Sign Language
The Afterbirth, 1931
The Girlfriend's Train
The Condoleezza Suite [Excerpt]
The Lyric Theatre: Lyceum of Dreams


Patricia Smith

Siblings
Sweet Daddy
Hip-Hop Ghazal
Prologue-And Then She Owns You
When Black Men Drown Their Daughters


Kevin Young

Errata
Negative
Cadillac Moon
Song of Smoke
I am Trying to Break Your Heart


Effie Lee Newsome

Bats
Sunset
TURKEY
IN WINTER
Morning Light
Peacock Feather
O Autumn, Autumn!
The Bronze Legacy
The Bird in the Cage
GLADIOLA GARDEN
O Sea, That Knowest Thy Strength


Joseph S. Cotter, Jr.

A Prayer
Rain Music
Supplication
And What Shall You Say?
Is It Because I Am Black?


George Marion McClellan

To Theodore
The Feet of Judas
Dogwood Blossoms
A January Dandelion
A Butterfly In Church


Carolyn Marie Rodgers

Testament
Breakthrough
Prodigal Objects
Food for Thought
East of New Haven
From Space to Time
Knowing the Difference
Poem for Some Black Women
In The Shadow of Turning: Throwing Salt
It Is Deep (don't never forget the bridge that you crossed over on)


Gloria Wade Gayles

Black Men
Loving Again
Heartwounds
Prince Albert Indeed: An Epitaph for My Uncle


Forrest Hamer

Pica
Grace
Lesson
Middle Ear
Crossroads
Getting Happy
Down by the Riverside
Charlene-n-Booker 4ever
A dull sound, varying now and again
13 Suppositions about the Ubiquitous


Alice Walker

Gray
WHO ?
We Alone
Expect Nothing
I Said to Poetry
EACH ONE, PULL ONE
The Old Men Used to Sing
THEY WHO FEEL DEATH
When Golda Meir was in Africa


June Jordan

Poem for Bob
These Poems
If You Saw a Negro Lady
One Minus One Minus One
Poem for South African Women
Poem on the Death of Princess Diana
For Alice Walker (a summertime tanka)
What Great Grief Has Made the Empress Mute
Poem Against the Temptations of Ambivalence
The Talking Back of Miss Valentine Jones: Poem # one


from Who look at me?
Poem about My Rights
What Would I Do White
Alla Tha's All Right, but
Poem about Police Violence


Ai

Salome
The Kid
Disregard
Cuba, 1962
Conversation
Woman to Man
Motherhood, 1951
Nothing But Color
Grandfather Says
Twenty-year Marriage
Riot Act, April 29, 1992
Interview with a Policeman


Killing Floor
Passing Through
Guadalajara Cemetery
She Didn't Even Wave
Talking to His Reflection in a Shallow Pond


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