Friday, May 24, 2013

25 poems widely anthologized poems

Amiri Baraka -- “Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note,” “A Poem for Black Hearts,” “Black Art”
Gwendolyn Brooks -- “We Real Cool,” “a song in the front yard,” “kitchenette building
Cullen, Countee -- “Incident,” “Yet do I Marvel
Paul Laurence Dunbar -- “We Wear the Mask,” “Sympathy
Nikki Giovanni -- “Ego-Tripping,” “Nikki-Rosa
Frances Harper -- “Bury Me in a Free Land,” “The Slave mother
Robert Hayden -- “Frederick Douglass,” “Runagate Runagate,” “Those Winter Sundays”
Langston Hughes -- “The Negro Speaks of Rivers,” “Mother to Son,” “I, Too
Helen Johnson -- “Sonnet to a Negro in Harlem
Claude McKay -- “If We Must Die,” “The Lynching”
Margaret Walker -- “For My People
Phillis Wheatley -- “On Being Brought from Africa to America

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