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Black American Poets
Angelou, Maya:
     b.1928
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
Men
Refusal
On the Pulse of Morning
  (The Rock Cries Out to Us)
   Still I Rise
Touched By an Angel
Brooks, Gwendolyn:
     1917-2000
The Ballad of Rudolph Reed
Corners on the Curving Sky
The Sonnet  –  Ballad
A Sunset Of The City
Brown, Sterling:
     1901-1989
Old Lem
Riverbank Blues
Slim Greer in Hell
Clifton, Lucille:
     1936-2010
Admonitions
Good Times
Memory
Seeker of Visions
There is a Girl Inside
   the thirty eighth year
Corrothers, James:
     1869-1917
At the Closed Gate of Justice
In the Matter of Two Men
Cullen, Countee:
     1903-1946
For a Lady I Know
From the Dark Tower
Heritage
Yet Do I Marvel
Dove, Rita:
     b.1952
The Bistro Styx
Golden Oldie
My Mother Enters the Work Force
Parsley
Rosa
    Sunday Greens
Uncle Millet
Dunbar, Paul Laurence:
     1872-1906
At the Tavern
The Barrier
Blue
The Forest Greeting
The Haunted Oak
    The Lawyers' Ways
Religion
Retort
We Wear The Mask
Eady, Cornelius:
     b.1954
Buckwheat's Lament
Fetchin' Bones
Hesitation Blues
I'm a Fool to Love You
Fauset, Jessie Redmon:
     1882-1961
La Vie C'est la Vie
Noblesse Oblige
Hayden, Robert:
     1913-1980
Frederick Douglass
Monet's Waterlilies
Night, Death, Mississippi
The Prisoners
Those Winter Sundays
    The Whipping
Hughes, Langston:
     1902-1967
Brass Spittoons
Daybreak in Alabama
Democracy
Harlem - A Dream Deferred
I, Too, Sing America
    Juke Box Love Song
Justice
Let America be America again
Merry-Go-Round
Johnson, Georgia Douglas:
     1880-1966
Autumn
Black Woman
Love Come and Gone
Old Black Men
Johnson, James Weldon:
     1871-1938
The Black Mammy
Brothers
The Creation
Father, Father Abraham
Fragment
Lift Ev'ry Voice and Sing
Mother Night
O Black and Unknown Bards
To America
The White Witch
 
Madgett, Naomi Long:
     b.1923
Alabama Centennial
Midway
Phillis
Margetson, George Reginald:
     b.1877
Every Man has got a Hobby
McKay, Claude:
     1891-1948
After the Winter
America
The Harlem Dancer
Harlem Shadows
If We Must Die
    The Lynching
A Prayer
To the White Fiends
The White House
Nichols, Grace:
     b.1950
(From the wider Americas)
The Body Reclining
Trethewey, Natasha:
     b.1966
Flounder
Storyville Diary
Truth, Sojourner:
     1797-1893
Ain't I a Woman?
Walker, Alice:
     b.1944
Burial
Expect Nothing
I Said to Poetry
The Old Men Used to Sing
We Alone Can Devalue Gold