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Black American Poets and Poetry

A guide compiled for Black History Month 2022

Poets

Sam Cornish, 1935-2018.

Sam Cornish, 1935-2018.

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Colleen J. McElroy, 1935-

Colleen J. McElroy, 1935-

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Al Young, 1939-2021.

Al Young, 1939-2021.

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Calvin Forbes, 1945- 

Calvin Forbes, 1945- 

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Yusef Komunyakaa, 1947-

Yusef Komunyakaa, 1947-

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Christopher Gilbert, 1949-2007.

Christopher Gilbert, 1949-2007.

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Toi Derricotte, 1941-

Toi Derricotte, 1941-

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Marilyn Nelson, 1946-

Marilyn Nelson, 1946-

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Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018.

Ntozake Shange, 1948-2018.

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Melvin Dixon, 1950-1992.

Melvin Dixon, 1950-1992.

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Essex Hemphill, 1957-1995.  About |

Essex Hemphill, 1957-1995.

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Afaa Michael Weaver, 1951-

Afaa Michael Weaver, 1951-

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Rita Dove, 1952-

Rita Dove, 1952-

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Cornelius Eady, 1954-

Cornelius Eady, 1954-

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Thylias Moss, 1954- 

Thylias Moss, 1954- 

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Nikky Finney, 1957-

Nikky Finney, 1957-

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