Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Poetry by black writers, 2000 - 2019

Here's a roundup of poetry volumes and chapbooks published between 2000 - 2019. More bibliographies here.

This list is a work-in-progress, so by all means, get at me if you have suggestions for additional volumes by black poets to include.

Blessing the Boats by Lucille Clifton
Storms Beneath the Skin by Regie Gibson
Domestic Work by Natasha Trethewey
Passing Over by Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Affrilachia: Poems by Frank X. Walker
Multitudes: Poems Selected & New by Afaa Michael Weaver
The Ten Lights of God by Afaa Michael Weaver

Antebellum Dream Book by Elizabeth Alexander
Brutal Imagination by Cornelius Eady
Rise by A. Van Jordan
Pleasure Dome by Yusef Komunyakaa
Da Black Book of Linguistic Liberation by C. Liegh McInnis
Carver by Marilyn Nelson
The Sound of Dreams Remembered: Poems 1990-2000 by Al Young
To Repel Ghosts: Five Shades in B Minor by Kevin Young

Jazz Fan Looks Back by Jayne Cortez
Quilting the Black-Eyed Pea: Poems and Not Quite Poems by Nikki Giovanni
Songlines in Michaeltree: New and Collected Poems by Michael S. Harper
10 Tongues: Poems by Reginald Harris
Hip Logic by Terrance Hayes
Leaving Saturn by Major Jackson
Imitation of Life by Allison Joseph
Octavia: Guthrie and Beyond by Naomi Long Madgett
Blues Baby by Harryette Mullen
Sleeping with the Dictionary by Harryette Mullen
Rock Harbor by Carl Phillips
Bellocq's Ophelia by Natasha Trethewey
Transcircularities by Quincy Troupe
Black Swan by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon

Dread by Ai
Tougaloo Blues by Kelly Norman Ellis
The World is Round by Nikky Finney
The Collected Poetry of Nikki Giovanni, 1968-1998 by Nikki Giovanni
One Girl Babylon by Ruth Ellen Kocher
The Devil’s Garden by Adrian Matejka
Committed to Breathing by Tony Medina
The Alphabet Verses by jessica Care moore
Singing the Bones Together by Angela Shannon
The Body's Question  by Tracy K. Smith
jelly roll by Kevin Young

Un poco Low Coup by Amiri Baraka
Somebody Blew Up America and Other Poems by Amiri Baraka
Mercy by Lucille Clifton
American Smooth by Rita Dove
The Maverick Room by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes
Vintage Hughes by Langston Hughes
M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A by A. Van Jordan
Worldly Pleasures by Allison Joseph
Pleasure Dome: New and Selected Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa
They Shall Run: Harriet Tubman Poems by Quraysh A. Lansana
The Subsequent Blues by Gary Copeland Lilley
The Reprehensibles by Gary Copeland Lilley
Connected Islands: New and Selected Poems by Naomi Long Madgett
Run Toward Fear by Haki R. Madhubuti
How We Sleep on the Nights We Don't Make Love by E. Ethelbert Miller
Lot’s Daughters by Opal Moore
Slave Moth by Thylias Moss
Fortune’s Bones: The Manumission Requiem by Marilyn Nelson
Armor and Flesh by Mendi Lewis Obadike
The Rest of Love: Poems by Carl Phillips
Buffalo Head Solos by Tim Seibles
Buffalo Dance by Frank X. Walker

American Sublime by Elizabeth Alexander
The Essential Gwendolyn Brooks edited by Elizabeth Alexander
In the Sanctuary of a South by Ramona Hyman
Leadbelly by Tyehimba Jess
M-A-C-N-O-L-I-A by A. Van Jordan
Black Poem by Gary Copeland Lilley
A Wreath for Emmett Till by Marilyn Nelson
The Cachoeira Tales And Other Poems by Marilyn Nelson
Red Beans and Ricely Yours by Mona Lisa Saloy
Black Maria by Kevin Young
To Repel Ghosts: The Remix by Kevin Young

American Blue by Elizabeth Alexander
What to Eat, What to Drink, What to Leave for Poison by Camille T. Dungy
Blue-Tail Fly by Vievee Francis
Against Which by Ross Gay
Wind in a Box by Terrance Hayes
Hoops: Poems by Major Jackson
Red Summer by Amaud Jamaul Johnson
Femme du Monde by Patricia Spears Jones
Fear, Some by Douglas Kearney
Recyclopedia: Trimmings, S*PeRM**K*T, and Muse and Drudge by Harryette Mullen
Riding Westward: Poems by Carl Phillips
a half-red sea  by Evie Shockley
Teahouse of the Almighty by Patricia Smith
The Architecture of Language by Quincy Troupe
The Dead Emcee Scrolls by Saul Williams
Coastal Nights and Inland Afternoons by Al Young

Miss Crandall's School for Young Ladies & Little Misses of Color by Elizabeth Alexander and Marilyn Nelson
Stellar Places by Jeffery Renard Allen
Acolytes by Nikki Giovanni
Painkiller: Poems by Patricia Spears Jones
Quantum Lyrics by A. Van Jordan
Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006 by Carl Phillips
New and Collected Poems 1964-2007 by Ishmael Reed
Duende by Tracy K. Smith
Native Guard by Natasha Trethewey
The Plum Flower Dance: Poems 1985-2005 by Afaa Michael Weaver
Something About the Blues by Al Young
For the Confederate Dead by Kevin Young

Poems in Conversation and a Conversation by Elizabeth Alexander and Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Please  by Jericho Brown
Honoring the Ancestors by James E. Cherry
Voices by Lucille Clifton
A Temple Looming by Lenard D. Moore
No Sleep Till Brooklyn by Kevin Powell
Hardheaded Weather by Cornelius Eady
Exquisite Heats by Cherryl Floyd-Miller
Alpha Zulu by Gary Copeland Lilley
Buffalo Head Solos by Tim Seibles
Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith
When Winter Come by Frank X. Walker
Morning Come Quick: Poems from War and Love by Marcus Uganda White
Dear Darkness by Kevin Young

Praise Song for the Day by Elizabeth Alexander
Arc & Hue by Tara Betts
On the Imperial Highway by Jayne Cortez
How God End Us by DeLana R. A. Dameron
Cooling Board: A Long Playing Poem  by Mitchell L. H. Douglas
Sonata Mulattica by Rita Dove
Bicycles by Nikki Giovanni
Quantum Lyrics: Poems by A. Van Jordan
Voice: Poems by Allison Joseph
The Black Automaton by Douglas Kearney
Liberation Narratives by Haki R. Madhubuti
Mixology by Adrian Matejka
Speak Low: Poems by Carl Phillips
Spherical Woman by Kysha Brown Robinson
Open Interval by Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon
Troubled Tongues by Crystal Williams

No Surrender by Ai
Crave Radiance by Elizabeth Alexander
Shahid Reads His Own Palm by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Suck on the Marrow by Camille T. Dungy
Skin Inc. by Thomas Sayers Ellis
Lighthead by Terrance Hayes
Far district: poems by Ishion Hutchinson
Holding Company by Major Jackson
My Father’s Kites by Allison Joseph
Mule by Shane McCrae
My Old Man Was Always on the Lam by Tony Medina
Up Jump the Boogie by John Murillo
Morning Haiku by Sonia Sanchez
Hard Times Require Furious Dancing by Alice Walker
Issac Murphy I Dedicate This Ride by Frank X. Walker

Ascent: Poems by Doris Davenport
The Undertaker’s Daughter by Toi Derricotte
Bringing the Shovel Down by Ross Gay
Mule & Pear by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
Head Off & Split by Nikky Finney
Negro League Baseball by Harmony Holiday
The Chameleon Couch: Poems by Yusef Komunyakaa
Silver by Jason McCall
Double Shadow: Poems by Carl Phillips
Red Clay Weather by Reginald Shepherd
the new black by Evie Shockley
Life on Mars by Tracy K. Smith
The Armageddon of Funk by Michael Warr
Ardency by Kevin Young

The Vital System: Poems by C. M. Burroughs
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010 by Lucille Clifton
We Did Not Fear The Father: New and Selected Poems by Charles Fort
Coffle by Reginald Flood
Horse in the Dark: Poems by Vievee Francis
me and Nina by Monica Hand
Rhyme Scheme by Tracie Morris
The Ground by Rowan Ricardo Phillips
Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah by Patricia Smith
Errancities by Quincy Troupe
Thrall by Natasha Trethewey

The Collected Poem of Ai by Ai
Bury My Clothes by Roger Bonair-Agard
Loose Change by James E. Cherry
TwERK by LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs
Ropes by Derrick Harriell
Autogeography by Reginald Harris
Hemming the Water by Yona Harvey
Pitch Dark Anarchy: Poems by Randall Horton
Cineaste by A. Van Jordan
Domina Un/blued by Ruth Ellen Kocher
High Water Everywhere by Gary Copeland Lilley
The Big Smoke by Adrian Matejka
Dear Hero by Jason McCall
She Has a Name by Kamilah Aisha Moon
Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary by Harryette Mullen
History and Other Poems by Brenda Marie Osbey
Silverchest: Poems by Carl Phillips
Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers by Frank X. Walker
The Government of Nature by Afaa Michael Weaver
Sacrilegion by Lamar Wilson

The New Testament by Jericho Brown
Zion by TJ Jarrett
Prelude to Bruise by Saeed Jones
Trace Particles by Allison Joseph
Patient: Poems by Bettina Judd
Patter by Douglas Kearney
The Feel Trio by Fred Moten
Mother, Less Child by Jason McCall
How I Discovered Poetry by Marilyn Nelson
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Arkansippi Memwars: Poetry, Prose & Chants 1962-2012 by Eugene B. Redmond
City of Eternal Spring by Afaa Michael Weaver
A Hard Summation by Afaa Michael Weaver,
Detroit as Barn by Crystal Williams
Book of Hours: Poems by Kevin Young

S O S: Poems 1961-2013 by Amiri Baraka
Bastards of the Reagan Era by Reginald Dwayne Betts
7 x 7: kwansabas by Tara Betts
Redbone by Mahogany L. Browne
Honest Engine by Kyle Dargan
Cornrows and Cornfields by celeste doaks
Forest Primeval by Vievee Francis
Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude by Ross Gay
Turning into Dwelling by Christopher Gilbert
Lighting the Shadow by Rachel Eliza Griffiths
How to Be Drawn by Terrance Hayes
It Seems Like a Mighty Long Time Angela Jackson
Roll Deep by Major Jackson
A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems by Patricia Spears Jones
Little Epiphanies by Allison Joseph
Mess And Mess And by Douglas Kearney
Boy with Thorn by Rickey Laurentiis
Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis
Wild Hundreds by Nate Marshall
My Seneca Village by Marilyn Nelson
chop: a collection of kwansabas for fannie lou hamer by Treasure Shields Redmond
Farther Traveler by Ronaldo V. Wilson
Reconnaissance: Poems by Carl Phillips
The Animal Too Big to Kill by Shane McCrae

The Crown Ain't Worth Much by Hanif Abdurraqib
The Sobbing School by Joshua Bennett
Break the Habit by Tara Betts
Collected Poems: 1974–2004 by Rita Dove
Play Dead by francine j. harris
The Black Maria by Aracelis Girmay
Inheritance by Hoke Glover
House of Lords and Commons by Ishion Hutchinson
Olio by Tyehimba Jess
Mercurial by Allison Joseph
Mortal Rewards by Allison Joseph
Multitudes by Allison Joseph
Double Identity by Allison Joseph
The Purpose of Hands by Allison Joseph
Buck Studies by Douglas Kearney
Bestiary by Donika Kelly
The Big Book of Exit Strategies by Jamaal May
Cannibal by Safiya Sinclair
Counting Descent by Clint Smith
Thief in the Interior by Phillip B. Williams
Blue Laws: Selected and Uncollected Poems, 1995-2015 by Kevin Young

Telepathologies by Cortney Lamar Charleston
Electric Arches by Eve L. Ewing
A Good Cry: What We Learn From Tears and Laughter by Nikki Giovanni
Surviving Artistry by Allison Joseph
What Once You Loved by Allison Joseph
Taking Back Sad by Allison Joseph
The Bushman's Medicine Show: Poems by Gary Copeland Lilley
Map to the Stars by Adrian Matejka
Simulacra by Airea D. Matthews
In the Language of My Captor by Shane McCrae
My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter by Aja Monet
Starshine & Clay by Kamilah Aisha Moon
There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé by Morgan Parker
Semiautomatic by Evie Shockley
Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
Incendiary Art by Patricia Smith
Fractal Song by Jerry W. Ward Jr.
Spirit Boxing by Afaa Michael Weaver

Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems by Dominique Christina
I Can't Talk about the Trees Without the Blood by Tiana Clark
Dying in the Scarecrow’s Arms by Mitchell L.H. Douglas
Refugeed by Reginald Flood
Don’t Let Them See Me Like This by Jasmine Gibson
M Archive: After the End of the World by Alexis Pauline Gumbs
Divida by Monica A. Hand
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
Confessions of a Barefaced Woman by Allison Joseph
Corporal Muse by Allison Joseph
The Hog Killing: Poems by Gary Copeland Lilley
Mend: poems by Kwoya Fagin Maples
Wild Is the Wind: Poems by Carl Phillips
Refuse: poems by Julian Randall
Indecency by Justin Phillip Reed
Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
Monument: Poems New and Selected by Natasha Trethewey
Brown by Kevin Young

A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
Felon: Poems by Reginald Dwayne Betts
Crossfire: A Litany for Survival by Staceyann Chin
I: New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte
1919 by Eve L. Ewing
& More Black by T’ai Freedom Ford
A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing by DaMaris Hill
Collected Poems of Bob Kaufman Edited by Neeli Cherkovski, Raymond Foye, and Tate Swindell
The Gilded Auction Block by Shane McCrae
All That Beauty by Fred Moten
I Shimmer Sometimes, Too by Porsha Olayiwola
Exiles of Eden by Ladan Osman
Magical Negro by Morgan Parker
Library of Small Catastrophes by Alison C. Rollins
Heed the Hollow: Poems by Malcolm Tariq
The Collected Poems of Lorenzo Thomas edited by Aldon Nielsen and Laura Vrana

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