Black Poets Public

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  1. Morning haiku by 

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    This new volume by the much-loved poet Sonia Sanchez, her first in over a decade, is music to the ears: …

  2. God’s Trombones by  (The Penguin poets)

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    The inspiring sermon-poems of James Weldon Johnson.

    James Weldon Johnson was a leading figure of the Harlem Renaissance, and one …

  3. Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea by 

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    When Nikki Giovanni's poems first emerged during the Civil Rights and Black Arts Movements of the 1960s, she immediately took …

  4. The Rose That Grew From Concrete by 

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    A collection of brilliant and intense poems, in the handwritten and typed version, by the rapper Tupac Shakur.

  5. Said the Shotgun to the Head by 

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    "Here is the account of a man so ravished by a kiss that it distorts his highest and lowest frequencies …

  6. Love Poems by 

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    In a career that has spanned more than a quarter century, Nikki Giovanni has earned the reputation as one of …

  7. Bicycles by 

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    In a career that has earned her accolades, honorary degrees, and awards from both fellow poets and everyday poetry lovers, …

  8. 1919 by 

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  9. Blood Dazzler by 

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    In minute-by-minute detail, Patricia Smith tracks Hurricane Katrina as it transforms into a full-blown mistress of destruction. From August 23, …

  10. Wicked World! by 

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    A cool and happening collection of poems from the inimitable Benjamin Zephaniah Welcome to the wild and wicked words of …

  11. Don't Call Us Dead: Poems by 

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    Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. Don't Call Us …

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