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Black American Poets and Poetry

A guide compiled for Black History Month 2022

Poets

Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), 1934-2014.

Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones), 1934-2014.

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Etheridge Knight, 1931-1991.

Etheridge Knight, 1931-1991.

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Sonia Sanchez, 1934-

Sonia Sanchez, 1934-

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Haki R. Madhubuti, 1942-

Haki R. Madhubuti, 1942-

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Quincy Troupe, 1943- 

Quincy Troupe, 1943- 

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Jayne Cortez, 1936-2012.

Jayne Cortez, 1936-2012.

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Ishmael Reed, 1938- 

Ishmael Reed, 1938- 

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Mari Evans, 1923-2017.

Mari Evans, 1923-2017.

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Henry Dumas, 1934-1968.

Henry Dumas, 1934-1968.

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Michael S. Harper, 1938-2016.

Michael S. Harper, 1938-2016.

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Nikki Giovanni, 1943- 

Nikki Giovanni, 1943- 

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Audre Lorde, 1934-1992.

Audre Lorde, 1934-1992.

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Lucille Clifton, 1936-2010.

Lucille Clifton, 1936-2010.

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Maya Angelou, 1928-2014.

Maya Angelou, 1928-2014.

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