Wednesday, September 7, 2011

10 Key African American Poems: Audio Exhibit

Student viewing & listening to Gwendolyn Brooks poem at exhibit

Yesterday, September 6, we coordinated an audio exhibit focusing on 10 Key African American poems. By "key," we meant that the poems are considered canonical or have appeared in dozens of anthologies featuring verse over the decades.

We Real Cool” By Gwendolyn Brooks

a song in the front yard” By Gwendolyn Brooks

kitchenette building” By Gwendolyn Brooks

Frederick Douglass” By Robert Hayden

Those Winter Sundays” By Robert Hayden

The Negro Speaks of Rivers” by Langston Hughes

"I, Too” by Langston Hughes

If We Must Die” by Claude McKay

For My People” by Margaret Walker

On Being Brought From Africa to America” by Phillis Wheatley

We will coordinate additional exhibits in the future with additional "key" poems.

Related content:
Marking up Robert Hayden's "Frederick Douglass"
"We Real Cool" & "For My People" First Appeared in Poetry Mag. 
The Journey of Margaret Walker's "For My People" 
Teleportation & Hughes's "Negro Speaks of Rivers": An Afrofuturist Reading


Laura Hope-Gill said...

A brilliant format for sharing poetry. Thank you. This is being tweeted/retweeted all over the place. Awesome!


Laura Hope-Gill said...

This is being retweeted all over the place. It's a fantastic way of sharing poetry. Thank you!