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Writer's Quote Wednesday: Nikki Giovanni

Nikki Giovanni, born this month in 1943, is an African American poet, activist and educator.  She first gained fame during the civil rights movement of the 1960s and was known then as the “Poet of the Black Revolution”.   92 more words


Before Maya Angelou and the world of Facebook quotes there was Phillis Wheatley (First African-American female writer to be published)

Like many other hopeful female writers, I am convinced that I would have produced more than one masterpiece by now, if only; if only I had an undisturbed four hours a day to put my words down on paper or on keyboard. 866 more words

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April 12 Poet of the Day: Quincy Troupe

Although it is officially May, I shall continue with the April Poet and Jazz posts.  April 12 Poet of the Day is Quincy Troupe.  Read more about this prolific and fascinating writer below. 70 more words

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To Know Me is To Love Me

To know me is to love me,

or at least that’s what I’ve heard.

I hesitate to agree with this,

at the risk of sounding absurd. 80 more words


"On Imagination" by Phillis Wheatley

THY various works, imperial queen, we see,
How bright their forms! how deck’d with pomp
by thee!
Thy wond’rous acts in beauteous order stand,
And all attest how potent is thine hand. 384 more words




remind us,

we are alive.



By Sylvia Porter-Hall


"An Hymn to Morning" by Phillis Wheatley

ATTEND my lays, ye ever honour’d nine,
Assist my labours, and my strains refine;
In smoothest numbers pour the notes along,
For bright Aurora now demands my song. 123 more words

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