Sometimes I think, Black women are the best of people. Then, before I can correct myself, a Black woman does something that is so incredibly graceful, surprising, loving, disturbing, or fearless that takes the breath out of my chest. We are growth embodied. We are shape-shifting. The incredible poems below are fly, subtle, wild, soft, cutting. Poetry knew nothing about me, was irrelevant to me.
African American Love Poetry
African American Love Poetry – African Wedding Traditions
I loved poetry in high school. Not traditional poetry. Not the kind that follows structures carried down from 17th century England to Euro-centric American classrooms. Not the kind of poetry that feels dictated and uncreative. I liked the outlandish — the edgy kind of poetry.
10 of the Best Poems by African-American Poets
Below, we introduce just ten of the very best poems by African-American poets, covering over years. Which important poet or poets have we missed off? Wheatley c. But it was as a poet — one of the first internationally popular African-American poets — that Dunbar would achieve real fame and success. He died young, of tuberculosis, aged just
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