Monday, March 21, 2022

101 black women poets, 203 poems




The following 101 poets and 203 poems were used for a research on Black women poets produced by Marit MacArthur, Lee M. Miller, Xiaoliu Wu, Qin Ding, and me.

• Samantha Adams - "Eartha Lifts her Slip" and "Three Mothers of Gynecology Pry open J Marion Sims"
• Remica L. Bingham-Risher - "The Body Speaks" and "House of the Ten Plagues"
• Tara Betts - "Switch" and  "Erasure"
• Gwendolyn Brooks - "Song in the Front Yard" and "We Real Cool"
• Mahogany L. Browne - "Black Girl Magic" and "Redbone Shames the Devil"
• Staceyann Chin - "Feminist or a Womanist" and "If Only Out Of Vanity"

• Dominique Christina - "Mothers of Murdered Sons" and "Karma"
• Tiana Clark - "The Ayes Have It" and "Magic"
• Cheryl Clarke - "Bulletin" and "Brief Interval"
• Lucille Clifton - "Homage to My Hips" and "won't you celebrate with me"
• Wanda Coleman  - "Wanda, Why Aren't You Dead?" and "My Car"
• Jayne Cortez - "Rape" "Find Your Own Voice" and "How Long Has Trane Been Gone"
• Kai Davis - "F*ck I Look Like" and "Aint I a Woman"
• Erica Dawson - "Layover" and "Berry the sweeter"
• Toi Derricotte - "For Telly the Fish" and "Blackbottom"
• LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs - "the originator" and "damn righ it's betta than yours"

• Rita Dove - "American Smooth" and "Shakespeare Say"
• Camille T. Dungy - "Frequently Asked Questions: No. 5" and "Characteristics of Life"
• Nicole Terez Dutton - "Things that will not forget us" and "Miles and Diz"
• Mari Evans - "I am a Black Woman" and "Speak the Truth to the People"
• Eve L. Ewing  - "Arrival Day" and "April 5, 1968"
• Nikky Finney - "Left" and "Girlfriend's Train"
• t'ai freedom ford - "Answers" and "When A Poem Flirts"
• Vievee Francis - "Paradise" and "Parched"
• Nikki Giovanni - "Ego-Tripping" and "Nikki Rosa"

• Aracelis Girmay - "The Woodlice" and "Ceremony for Remembering the Doorless World"
• Amanda Gorman - "In this place: An American Lyric," "Neighborhood Anthem," and "Ceremony for Remembering the Doorless World"
• Rachel Eliza Griffiths - "The Dead Will Lead You" and "Verguenza"
• Monica A. Hand - "Black people sure can keep secrets" and "The Need to be touched speaks"
• Janice N. Harrington - "Night March" and "What There Was" 
• Alysia Nicole Harris - "Controlled Burn" and "Joy"
• francine j. harris - "Red is the Mess" and "suicide note #10: wet condoms"
• Yona Harvey - "To Describe My body Walking" and "Sound - Part 4 Notes on Polyphony"
• Ashlee Haze - "For Colored Girls: The Missy Elliott Poem" and "Shake What The Motherland Gave You"
• Harmony Holiday - "Microwave Popcorn" and "What Jimmy Taught Me"

• Zora Howard - "On Things of Which I am Ashamed" and "Sista girlfriend"
• Erica Hunt - "Veronica" and "The Small Print"
• Tonya Ingram - "Thirteen" and "Unsolicited Advice (after Jeanann Verlee)"
• Neiel Israel - "When a Black Man Walks" and "Is This Mic On?"
• TJ Jarrett - "After I Came to Bed Unable to Understand Why Mike Brady is Beating Kunta Kinte" and "Thanksgiving"
• Angela Jackson - "Crowning" and "Empty Parlor Blues"
• Amanda Johnston - "Facing Us" and "We Named You Mercy"
• Patricia Spears Jones - "Lave" and "Kara Walker Draws the Blues"
• June Jordan - "Poem about My Rights" and "A Poem about Intelligence for My Brothers and Sisters"
• Allison Joseph - "Barbie's Little Sister" and "How We Met"

• Bettina Judd - "Gravity" and "You Be Lucy I'll Be Betsey"
• Donika Kelly - "I Never Figured Out" and "“Love Poem: Griffon"  
• Dolores Kendrick - "Intermezzo-My Mother Listens To Cavalleria Rusticana" and "Canticles Of a Black Lady"
• Ruth Ellen Kocher - "gigans iii" and "the gigans v"
• Robin Coste Lewis - "Self-Portrait as the Bootblack in Daguerre’s Boulevard du Temple" and "Reason"
• Audre Lorde - "1984" and "The Black Unicorn"
• Naomi Long Madgett - "Genesis The Missing Chapter" and "How to Translate a Joke"
• Emi Mahmoud - "Mama" and "How to Translate a Joke"
• Jasmine Nicole Mans - "Footnotes for Kanye" and "You Gone Get This Work"
• Venessa Marco - "Off White" and "Patriarchy"

• Dawn Lundy Martin - "Mo[dern Frame]" and "If your book was a house, what does the foer look like?"
• Airea D. Matthews - "Wisdom" and "Prelude"
• Colleen J. McElroy - "Sometimes the Way It Rains Reminds Me of You" and "The End of Civilization as We Know It"
• Aja Monet - "What I've Learned" and "Is that all you got"
• Kamilah Aisha Moon - "Borderless Country" and "Father's Voice"
• jessica Care moore - "Black Statue of Liberty" and "You May Not Know My Detroit"
• Tracie Morris - "Project Princess" and "What the sister brother…"
• Thylias Moss - "All Is Not Lost When Dreams Are" and "Sunrise Comes to Second Avenue"
• Harryette Mullen - "Present Tense" and "We are Not Responsible"
• Angel Nafis - "Angel's Heart Clown's the Ocean" and "When I realize I'm wearing My Ex-Girlfriends Panties"

• Marilyn Nelson - "Moonlily" and "Thompson and Seaman Vows, African Union Church"
• Jae Nichelle - "Friends With Benefits" and "My Lips"
• Porsha (Porsha O.) Olayiwola - "Angry Black Woman" and "Capitalism"
• Brenda Marie Osbey - "The Head of Luis Congo Speaks" and "Speaking Of Trains"
• Morgan Parker - "All They Want is My Money My Pussy My Blood" and "The History of Black People"
• Pat Parker - "my lover is a woman" and "Where Will You Be"
• M. NourbeSe Philip - "Not Waving But Drowning" and "Discourse on the Logic of Language"
• Khadijah Queen - "La Katrina" and "Non Sequitur"
• Claudia Rankine - "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Part 2" and excerpt from "Citizen"
• Treasure Redmond - "Preachers" and "Bound"

• R. Flowers Rivera - "Troubling Accents" and "Bootstraps"
• Alison C. Rollins - "Free Radical" and "Original Sin"
• Sonia Sanchez - "Poem at Thirty" and "Poem for Some Women"
• Warsan Shire - "For Women Who Are Difficult to Love" and "Ugly"
• Evie Shockley - "question marks" and "philosophically immune"
• Safiya Sinclair - "A Bell Still Unrung" and "Excerpt from Home"
• Giovanni Singleton - "last cucumber from the garden..." and "January 18 Day 7"
• Bianca Lynne Spriggs - "Legend Of Negro Mountain" and "What Women Are Made of"

• Ebony Stewart - "Happy Father's Day" and "Eve"
• Sharan Strange - "Unforgettable" and "Night Work"
• Sonya Renee Taylor - "The Body Is Not An Apology" and "What Women Deserve"
• Amber Flora Thomas - "Damaged Photos" "and Headwin"
• Natasha Trethewey - "Monument" and "Incident"
• Alice Walker - "I Will Keep Broken Things" and "You Confide in Me"
• Margaret Walker - "For My People" and "Molly Means"
• Simone White - "Was Old Lion Or on the Camino" and "Some Creek"
• Carolyn Beard Whitlow - "Silly" and "A Woman Waits on Pins and Needles" 
• Crystal Williams - Double Helix" and "Year After Year"
• Jamila Woods - "Pigeon Man" and "Thirst Behavior"



Additional
• Lyrae Van Clief-Stefanon - "Migration" and "Shark Poem"

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