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African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song: Home

The title of Kevin Young's 2020 anthology is taken for this guide's title. Black poets and poets from diverse backgrounds are currently transforming the landscape of poetry.

Find Work by Black Poets

Jericho Brown

Claudia Rankine

Reginald Dwayne Betts

Tracy K. Smith

Terrance Hayes

NYC Readings from Kevin Young's Anthology "African American Poetry"

Amanda Gorman!

The Poetry Coalition's One Poem: 8/18/2020 Reading in Support of Black Lives

Online Open Social Justice Poetry Collections

Langston Hughes - The Weary Blues - performed and discussed by The Classical Theater of Harlem

SSPL Books by Native American Poets

SSPL - Books by African American Poets

Web Resources for Diverse Voices in Poetry

SSPL Books by Latinx Poets

SSPL Books by Asian American Poets