Museum of American Poetics Exhibits

African American Poezee

This exhibit conveys a sense of the distinguished cultural heritage of Black American poets.

 

    African American Phat Library
African American Phat Library
   
Elizabeth Alexander
Elizabeth Alexander
       
       
Maya Angelou
    Toni Cade Bambara
Toni Cade Bambara
Amiri Baraka
Amiri Baraka
 
      Paul Beatty
Paul Beatty
  Gwendolyn Bennett
Gwendolyn Bennett
     
      Chuck Berry
Chuck Berry
       
    Tara Betts
Tara Betts
 
  Beyoncé
Beyoncé
     
       
Black Arts Movement
Black Arts Movement
     
  Black Arts Movement: Documents
Black Arts Movement:
Documents
 
     
Black Fire: An Anthology
of Afro-American Writing
Black Panther Party
Black Panther Party
     
  Marita Bonner
Marita Bonner
   
James Brown
James Brown
     
    Wesley Brown
Wesley Brown
Gwendolyn Brooks
Gwendolyn Brooks
   
    Ed Bullins
Ed Bullins
Abena P.A. Busia
Abena P.A. Busia
     
  Steve Cannon
Steve Cannon
Alice Childress
Alice Childress
     
  Esperanza Cintron
Esperanza Cintron
 
        Cheryl Clarke
Cheryl Clarke
Lucille Clifton
Lucille Clifton
   
    Wanda Coleman
Wanda Coleman
Jayne Cortez
Jayne Cortez
   
    Countee Cullen
Countee Cullen
 
    Kamau Daaood
Kamau Daaood
Chuck D
Chuck D
   
  Samuel Delany
Samuel Delany
 
      Thomas Covington Dent
Thomas Covington Dent
  Dixon
Willie Dixon
   
      Toi Derricotte
Toi Derricotte
 
 
"Double-Bind:
Three Women of the Harlem Renaissance"
   
    Rita Dove
Rita Dove
 
Dubois
W.E.B. DuBois
     
      Henry Dumas
Henry Dumas
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
Alice Dunbar-Nelson
     
  Paul Laurence Dunbar
Paul Laurence Dunbar
   
      Cornelius Eady
Cornelius Eady
Thomas Sayers Ellis
Thomas Sayers Ellis
     
  Mari Evans
Mari Evans
Jessie Redmon Fauset
Jessie Redmon Fauset
   
  Aretha Franklin
Aretha Franklin
   
    Marvin Gaye
Marvin Gaye
     
  Nikki Giovanni
Nikki Giovanni
 
  Jewelle Gomez
Jewelle Gomez
 
    Angelina Grimké
Angelina Grimké
  Rosa Guy
Rosa Guy
    Rachel Harding
Rachel Harding
Harlem Renaissance: Poetry, Prose and Painters
Harlem Renaissance
 
  Nathan Hare
Nathan Hare
Michael Harper
Michael Harper
   
Robert Hayden
Robert Hayden
 
  Terrance Hayes
Terrance Hayes

David Henderson
 
Jimi Hendrix
Jimi Hendrix
 
Calvin C. Hernton
Calvin C. Hernton
 
Billy Holiday
Billy Holiday
 
>Langston Hughes
Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes'
New Negro Poets U.S.A.
 
James Weldon Johnson
James Weldon Johnson:
The Book of American
Negro Poetry
(1922)
        Georgia Douglas Johnson
Georgia Douglas Johnson
  Helene Johnson
Helene Johnson
     
      Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson
 
Robert Johnson
Robert Johnson
       
  Gayl Jones
Gayl Jones
   
        Patricia Spears Jones
Patricia Spears Jones
  June Jordan
June Jordan
   
        Jamaica Kincaid
Jamaica Kincaid
Alicia Keys
Alicia Keys
       
      Martin Luther King:
Martin Luther King
Center Archives
 
     
    Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story
Martin Luther King and The Montgomery Story
Etheridge Knight
Etheridge Knight
   
Yusef Komunyakaa
Yusef Komunyakaa
 

Paul Laraque
Paul Laraque
Last Poets
Last Poets
   
         
  Stagger Lee Files
Stagger Lee
     
         
    John Lewis' March Trilogy
John Lewis' March Trilogy
   
        Little Richard
Little Richard
   
  Audre Lorde
Audre Lorde
Haki Madhubuti
Haki Madhubuti
   
  Paule Marshall
Paule Marshall
Ethelbert Miller
E. Ethelbert Miller
 
Tracie Morris
Tracie Morris
     
    Toni Morrison
Toni Morrison
 
Gavin Moses
Gavin Moses
   
 
  Thylias Moss
Thylias Moss
  Gavin Moses
Albert Murray
   
      Kofi Natambu
Kofi Natambu
Gloria Naylor
Gloria Naylor
       
       

Larry Neal
     
  Akilah Oliver
Akilah Oliver
 
     
    Wanda Phipps
Wanda Phipps
Sterling D. Plumpp
Sterling D. Plumpp
     
    Prince
Prince
 
        Norman Pritchard
Norman Pritchard
  Lynne Procope
Lynne Procope
 
       
    Ma Rainey
Ma Rainey
 
      Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine
  Lennox Raphael
Lennox Raphael
      Eugene Redmond
Eugene Redmond
Ishmael Reed
Ishmael Reed
   
      Carolyn Marie Rodgers
Carolyn Marie Rodgers
Kate Rushin
Kate Rushin
   
  Assotto Saint
Assotto Saint
Kalamu ya Salaam
Kalamu ya Salaam
   
   
Sonia Sanchez
Sonia Sanchez
 
      Gil Scott-Heron
Gil Scott-Heron
Sapphire
Sapphire
     
    Ntozake Shange
Ntozake Shange
 
S. Pearl Sharp
S. Pearl Sharp
   
    Sonja Sohn
Sonja Sohn
Wole Soyinka
Wole Soyinka
 
A. B. Spellman
A. B. Spellman
     
  Anne Spencer
Anne Spencer
 
    Lamont Steptoe
Lamont Steptoe
Everton Sylvester
Everton Sylvester
     
    Mervyn Taylor
Mervyn Taylor
 
         
    Sister Rosetta Tharpe
Sister Rosetta Tharpe
   
Askia M. Touré
Askia M. Touré
       
       
Lorenzo Thomas
Lorenzo Thomas
     
    Quincy Troupe
Quincy Troupe
 

Umbra Poets
     
      Derek Walcott
Derek Walcott
  Alice Walker
Alice Walker
   
Margaret Walker
Margaret Walker
     
    John Edgar Wideman
John Edgar Wideman
Stevie Wonder
Stevie Wonder
       
      Watts Writers Workshop
Watts Writers Workshop
malcomx
Malcolm X
     
    Marvin X
Marvin X