One of the most promising of the young Negro poets said to me once, “I want to be a poet—not a Negro poet,” meaning, I believe, “I want to write like a white poet”; meaning subconsciously, “I would like to...
Poem GuideBy Robin Ekiss
Lucille Clifton celebrates self-discovery in “won’t you celebrate with me.”
Essay on Poetic TheoryBy Amiri Baraka1963
Speech is the effective form of a culture. Any shape or cluster of human history still apparent in the conscious and unconscious habit of groups of people is what I...
ProfileBy June Jordan
Something like a sonnet for Phillis Wheatley