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Phillis Wheatley: 1753(?)-1784

Phillis Wheatley was the birth-mother of African American literature. The first of her kind, she stood out in the 1700s as a Black female poet enslaved by a rich Bostonian merchant and his wife (Mr.  358 more words

African-american Poets

Walker Publishing L.L.C

Hello everyone, as you already know my recent novel God’s Rain: Poetry of Love, Life, and Family recently went to number one on Amazon’s Bestsellers List for Poetry in Large Prints, and number 12 in African-American Poetry. 79 more words

Startling Poetry: The Black Unicorn

The Black Unicorn by Audre Lorde

The black unicorn is greedy.
The black unicorn is impatient.
‘The black unicorn was mistaken
for a shadow or symbol… 46 more words


Little Known Black History Fact: Gwendolyn Brooks

Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks was a pioneering poet who captured the joys and pains of the African-American experience in her work. Ms. Brooks won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1950, the first Black person to do so. 421 more words


Dear Black Woman

If you have already seen “Dear Black Woman” on YouTube, I hope that you’ve come to write back and share your story with me. 75 more words


Jupiter Hammon: 1711-1790/1806

Though not much is known of him, aside from being an educated slave from Long Island, New York, Jupiter Hammon knew his way around a pen. 263 more words

African-american Poets

Author Sets Release Date


Daniel L. Walker Announces the Release of God’s Rain: Poetry of Love, Life, and Family in Audio and eBook format

United States – 25 September 2014 – Daniel L. 328 more words