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Black Studies: Poetry, Contemporary

A guide to our history, our present, our future, solely for our wellbeing.

Scope

Contemporary English language poetry by Black poets from around the world available at Crossett. 

Manuel Arturo Abreu

Ama Ata Aidoo

Elizabeth Alexander

Sammy Oke Akombi

Binwi Asobo

Kofi Awoonor

Shauna Barbosa, '17 MFA

Cameron Barnett

Remica L. Bingham, '05 MFA

Juliane Okot Bitek

Roger Bonair-Agard

Kamau Brathwaite

Jericho Brown

Loretta Susie Burns

Anthony Butts

Cyrus Cassells

Cheryl Clarke

Wanda Coleman

Yrsa Daley-Ward

DéLana R. A. Dameron

Charles Alobwede D'Epie

Jarita Davis

Kwame Dawes

Erica Dawson

Toi Derricotte

LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

Emmanuel Fru Doh

Rita Dove

Camille T. Dungy

Anaïs Duplan, '14

Nicole Terez Dutton

Cornelius Eady

Safia Elhillo

Thomas Sayers Ellis

Nikky Finney

Vievee Francis

Clifton Gachagua

Ross Gay

Jacqui Germain

Nikki Giovanni

Aracelis Girmay

Henry Grimes

Josué Guébo

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Forrest Hamer, 1956-

Bill Harris

Terrance Hayes

Essex Hemphill

Rage Hezekiah

Harmony Holiday

Jibade-Khalil Huffman

Ekpe Inyang

Major Jackson

Geoffrey Jacques

Honorée Fanonne Jeffers

Tyehimba Jess

Tsitsi Jaji

Amaud Jamaul Johnson

Saeed Jones

A. Van Jordan

Bettina Judd

Donika Kelly

Rosamond King

Ruth Ellen Kocher

Jacqueline Jones LaMon

Yusef Komunyakaa

Rickey Laurentiis

Robin Coste Lewis

Nathaniel Mackey

Clarence Major

Nate Marshall

Dawn Lundy Martin

Adrian Matejka

Airea D. Matthews

Jamaal May

Frida Menkan Mbunda

Shane McCrae

Carrie Allen McCray

Mark McMorris

E. Ethelbert Miller

Nancy Morejón

Thylias Moss

Fred Moten

Harryette Mullen

Lughano Mwangwegho

Marilyn Nelson

Bill F. Ndi

John Ngong Kum Ngong

Mũkoma wa Ngũgĩ

Nkwazi Nkuzi Mhango

Brenda Marie Osbey

Gregory Pardlo

Morgan Parker

Willie Perdomo

Carl Phillips

Rowan Ricardo Phillips

Khadijah Queen

Claudia Rankine

Ed Roberson

Kate Rushin

Primus St. John

Mona Lisa Saloy

Sonia Sanchez

Justin Phillip Reed

Roger Reeves

Charif Shanahan

Warsan Shire

Evie Shockley

Mahtem Shiferraw

Katleho Kano Shoro

Kevin Simmonds

Clint Smith

Danez Smith

Patricia Smith

Tracey K. Smith

Natasha Trethewey

Quincy Troupe, 1939-

Ijeoma Umebinyuo

Peter W. Vakunta

Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Derek Walcott

Alice Walker

Afaa Michael Weaver

Patricia Jabbeh Wesley

Simone White

Marcus Wicker

Phillip B. Williams

Yolanda Wisher

Ebi Yeibo

Al Young, 1939-

Kevin Young