Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Journal of Black Poetry (Summer 1968)

The Journal of Black Poetry was an important "little" magazine of the black arts era. Founded and produced by Joe Goncalves in San Francisco, California, the publication served as an important outlet for poems as well as essays and reviews related to black poetry.  The periodical included a note on the inside page announcing that "The Journal of Black Poetry is published for all black people everywhere."

This Summer 1968 issue was guest edited by Larry Neal and included poems by more than 50 poets, including Victor Hernandez Cruz, Askia Muhammad Toure, Stanley Crouch, Marvin X, Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti (then Don Lee), Norman Jordan, Carolyn Rodgers, and Audre Lorde.

Related: 30 Days of Black Arts Artifacts

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