|May 1970 Cover|
Hoyt Fuller, the publication’s editor, was a leading facilitator for conversations about black artistic thought, African American literary artists, and aesthetic qualities and possibilities of black writing. The periodical published hundreds of poems, essays, and reviews of poetry volumes. Overall, the publication amplified dominant themes in black arts discourse and consolidated the interests of a wide range of poets by getting them on the same pages, so to speak.
|Sept. 1972 cover|
Negro Digest / Black World was sold across the country and thus gave poets that it published such as Dudley Randall, Amiri Baraka, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez, Larry Neal, Haki Madhubuti, and more than 100 more wide exposure. The periodical also featured photographs of writers and thus gave poets a level of visibility that they had never received.
This entry is part of a series--30 Days of Black Arts Poetry.