Friday, April 13, 2012

14 Sonnets by 14 African American poets

Here's a round-up of 14 sonnets by African American poets. Enjoy. 

• "the sonnet-ballad" by Gwendolyn Brooks

• "Exile" by George Elliot Clarke

• "won't you celebrate with me" by Lucille Clifton

• "American Sonnets: 91" by Wanda Coleman

• "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen

• "History" by Rita Dove

• "To Madame Curie" Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson

• "Douglass" by Paul Laurence Dunbar

• "Frederick Douglass" by Robert Hayden

• "Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem" by Helene Johnson

• "Sonnet" by James Weldon Johnson

• "If We Must Die" by Claude McKay

• "November Cotton Flower" by Jean Toomer

• "For Malcolm X" by Margaret Walker 

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