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Black American Poets and Poetry

A guide compiled for Black History Month 2022

Poets

Carl Phillips, 1959-

Carl Phillips, 1959-

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Sharan Strange, 1959-

Sharan Strange, 1959-

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Elizabeth Alexander, 1962-

Elizabeth Alexander, 1962-

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Fred Moten, 1962-

Fred Moten, 1962-

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Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1963-

Thomas Sayers Ellis, 1963-

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Reginald Shepherd, 1963-2008.

Reginald Shepherd, 1963-2008.

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Robin Coste Lewis, 1964-

Robin Coste Lewis, 1964-

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Tyehimba Jess, 1965-

Tyehimba Jess, 1965-

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Evie Shockley, 1965-

Evie Shockley, 1965-

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Natasha Trethewey, 1966-

Natasha Trethewey, 1966-

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Major Jackson, 1968-

Major Jackson, 1968-

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Dawn Lundy Martin, 1968-

Dawn Lundy Martin, 1968-

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Gregory Pardlo, 1968-

Gregory Pardlo, 1968-

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Kevin Young, 1970-

Kevin Young, 1970-

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Terrance Hayes, 1971-

Terrance Hayes, 1971-

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Tracy K. Smith, 1972-

Tracy K. Smith, 1972-

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Ross Gay, 1974-

Ross Gay, 1974-

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Jericho Brown, 1976-

Jericho Brown, 1976-

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