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Lasana Sekou in Oxford Poetry Book

   

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Serious people from around the world are starting to take a closer look

at the quality of writers, books, and a national literature coming out of St. Martin.

 Lasana M. Sekou                                                                                                                                    Frank Martinus Arion

 

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Lasana Sekou in Oxford Poetry Book 

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By Jacqueline Sample

 

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Langston Hughes Table

   

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Books by Langston Hughes

Weary Blues (1926) / The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes  /  The Ways of White Folks (Stories) / The Big Read the rest

Kingdom of God: Poem

   

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Musaka, the shark, found his sister singing to a lark,

while Catfish found a new name minutes before big game.

War ravishes the ninth moon of Neptune

and scared caterpillars cocoon to Monarch butterflies . . .

 

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Books by Jeannette Drake

 

Journey Within: A Healing Playbook  /  Promise: Read the rest

JPAS Black Arts Movement Poetry Issue

   

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If one is serious about getting a precise understanding of the 1960s Black Arts

Movement, one might grab the recent Journal of Pan African Studies, Poetry Issue,

Guest Editor, Marvin X. The issue has poems by some of the BAM major

players as well as essays and dialogue on … Read the rest

Journal of Black Poetry Festival

   

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The Journal of Black Poetry probably published more poets

than any other journal in the history of American literature

 

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Books by Marvin X

Love and War: Poems  / In the Crazy House Called America / Woman: Man’s Best Friend Beyond Religion Toward Spirituality

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Jazz Poems

   

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Jazz Poems

By Roger Singer

 

 When Songs Repeat

An evening breeze,

Lazy with attitude

Rolled quietly

Over tree tops,

While music runs thick

Like spiced gumbo,

Making the air

Smell of jazz.

 

A pearl covered

Worn harmonica,

Like the frayed collar

Or a work shirt

Breathed with intention,… Read the rest

Homage to My People

 These poems, essays and stories thus represent my effort to think more clearly,

to work out problems; they constitute “my momentary stay against confusion,”

my effort  to  attend to the interior life

Homage to My People

Poems and Essays

By Rose Ure Mezu

Introduction

Thinking is the activity I love best, and writing is simply thinking through my fingers.

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Healing Power of Poetry By Jamie Walker

   

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The author Helen Tiffin once explained, “Decolonization is a process.” And I had

to decolonize myself (primarily on my own) at Howard University.

Like my ancestors who once survived the middle passage

 

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Books by Jamie Walker

101 Ways Black Women Can Learn to Love Themselves: A Gift for Read the rest