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Famous Black Poets Section (Part 7)


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

Angela Jackson

Angel
Strolling
Angelhair
The Gulf of Blues
Miz Rosa Rides the Bus


Angela Jackson - 2     ~ New ~

Angelhair
Mules and Women
The Love of Travelers
More Than Meat and Raiment
Woman Watches Ocean on a Reef through, etc.


Jill Scott

Life
Envy
Music
Words
Selfish
Radio Blues
We the People
A Poet's Home
Old School Lovin'
It's the Little Things
Dis Niggah (for Leslie)
Untitled #1 (Love Sucks)
Perms, Hot Combs, and Curlers
The Downfall of a North Philly Freak
Young Buck Lovin' on the Kitchen Floor


Vievee Francis

Taking It
Inevitability
Given to Rust
Beast and Beauty
Like Jesus to the Crows


Vievee Francis - 2     ~ New ~

Ars Poetica
White Mountain
Why I Don't Wait
Another Antipastoral
I've Been Thinking about Love Again


Sherley Anne Williams

Flo Show
I see my life
Say Hello to John
A Pavonine Truth
Listen to the drum
If he let us go now
The Peacock Song
Any Woman's Blues
This a Rap on Yo Do'
c/o Ambush     c/o Mike
A Walk into the Soft Soft
Communion in a Small Room
For Ronald King Our Brother
Blues is Something to Think About
Lines between Seekonk and Fairhaven
This Is a Sad-Ass Poem for a Black Woman, etc.


Amanda Gorman

LIFE
& SO
CALL US
ALARUM
CLOSURE
COMPASS
GOOD GRIEF
SCHOOL'S OUT
THE SHALLOWS
ARBORESCENT I
SHIP'S MANIFEST
THE HILL WE CLIMB
THE UNORDINARY WORLD
PRACTICE MAKES PEOPLE
THERE'S NO POWER LIKE HOME


Tyehimba Jess

Mercy
What Marked Tom?
Blind Boone's Vision
Hagar in the Wilderness
martha promise receives leadbelly, 1935


Tyehimba Jess - 2     ~ New ~

Blind Tom plays on.
"leadbelly's lessons"
Charity on Blind Tom
Freedsong: Dream Song
Blind Boone's Pianola Blues


William S. Braithwaite

Del Cascar
This is My Life
It's a Long Way
The House of Death
Turn Me to My Yellow Leaves


Alicia Keys

6:33 a.m.
mind sex
still water
damn you!
mr. jealousy
is it insane?
love in chains
beckoning green
gold of johannesburg
in my search for heaven


Alicia Keys - 2     ~ New ~

golden child
unfulfilled keys
lady malasuerte
lilly of the valley
love with a shot of distance


Jericho Brown

Odd Jobs
Vaccinated
Heart Condition
Track 1: Lush Life
Prayer of the Backhanded


Jericho Brown - 2     ~ New ~

'N'em
Riddle
Bullet Points
A Young Man
The Hammers


Carrie W. Clifford

God
Quest
Poetry
Together
The New Year


Chinua Achebe

1966
Flying
Answer
Lazarus
Vultures
Air Raid
Question
Love Cycle
The First Shot
Generation Gap
Mango Seedling
Their Idiot Song
Knowing Robs Us
Misunderstanding
A Wake for Okigbo
Pine Tree in Spring
Penalty of Godhead
Love Song (for Anna)
Beware, Soul Brother
Christmas in Biafra (1969)
Public Execution in Pictures
A Mother in a Refugee Camp


Clara Ann Thompson

Hope
Memorial Day
To My Dead Brother
Uncle Rube's Defense
Johnny's Pet Superstition


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