Lucille Clifton is my absolute favorite poet in the world.
Here are links to download some of my favorite classic Black books for your sweetie on Valentine’s Day–for FREE!
The way Black poets think about black poetry has been reduced to how and why we represent racial issues. We will not call it service literature, but we do want it to serve.
Last year marked the 30h anniversary of the publication of This Bridge Called My Back, one of the most cited feminist texts by women of color.
February 1, the first day of Black History Month, also is Langston Hughes’s birthday!
Please join me on Twitter on February 12, 19, and 26 at 4pm EST to chat about Dessa Rose by Sherley Anne Williams. Use #Afropalooza as the hashtag!
On February 1, my favorite month in the whole, entire year starts. That’s right! It’s almost Black History Month! Or, as I have renamed it, it’s almost time for “Afropalooza”! I had the “palooza” part, but I just couldn’t figure out the rest. One of my brilliant Twitter followers helped me by going through a few suggestions, […]
Now I know scores of poets, and talk about poetry often, and it is often not nearly the bread it was before.