Monday, December 30, 2013

Repeatedly anthologized poems by black poets

What follows are poems that have been repeatedly reprinted in anthologies over the decades. For now, I am only including poems that I have confirmed appear in more than 20 different anthologies. I will keep counting and updating the list. 

• "Black Art" by Amiri Baraka
• "A Poem for Black Hearts" by Amiri Baraka
• "Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note" by Amiri Baraka
• "kitchenette building" by Gwendolyn Brooks
• "a song in the front yard" by Gwendolyn Brooks
• "We Real Cool" by Gwendolyn Brooks
• "Heritage" by Countee Cullen
• "Yet Do I Marvel" by Countee Cullen
• "Incident" by Countee Cullen 
• "We Wear the Mask" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
• "Sympathy" by Paul Laurence Dunbar
• "Nikki-Rosa" by Nikki Giovanni
• "Middle Passage" by Robert Hayden
• "Frederick Douglass" by Robert Hayden
• "Runagate Runagate" by Robert Hayden
• "The Negro Speaks of Rivers" By Langston Hughes
• "Dreams" by Langston Hughes
• "I, Too" by Langston Hughes
• "Mother to Son" by Langston Hughes
• "O Black and Unknown Bards" by James Weldon Johnson
• "If We Must Die" by Claude McKay
• "Georgia Dusk" by Jean Toomer
• "Song of the Son" by Jean Toomer
• "For My People" by Margaret Walker
• "On Being Brought From Africa to America" by Phillis Wheatley

 • 100 Poems read & re-read in 2012 
 • 100-plus Poems I Read & Re-Read (online) in 2011

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