February is black history month and to celebrate the contributions black poets have made and continue to make to the richness of american poetry we asked eleven contemporary black poets from across the country at different stages in their writing lives to choose one poem that should be read during black history month and to tell us a bit about why. She was a 1993 pew fellowships in the arts.
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Brooks who was the poet laureate of illinois became the first african american to win the pulitzer prize in poetry for her second collection annie allen.
Associated with the black arts movement.
So if you like a poem feel free to send one to self a friend or whomever.
African american poets here you will find african american poets such as rita dove claude mckay imamu amiri baraka maya angelou nikki giovanni langston hughes and other famous and contemporary black poets.
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Sonia sanchez is an african american poet most often associated with the black arts movement.
African american poems browse and read this list of the most beautiful and best poems written by famous african american poets from the classical poetry to the latest new modern ones.
She has authored over a dozen books of poetry as well as plays and childrens books.
Her keen insight and musical language make her writing required reading for students of poetry today.
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