Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Recordings of Poems, freestyles by Black Women Poets

 Here's a roundup of recordings of poems and freestyles by black women that we've repeateldy covered in one of my African American literature courses over the last several years.

• Maya Angelou - "Phenomenal Woman" and "Still I Rise"
• Gwendolyn Brooks - "Song in the Front Yard" and "We Real Cool"
• Mahogany L. Browne - "Black Girl Magic
• Lucille Clifton - "Homage to My Hips" and "won't you celebrate with me"
• Wanda Coleman  - "Wanda, Why Aren't You Dead?
• Jayne Cortez - "I Am New York City"
• Dreezy - "Chiraq"
• Kelly Norman Ellis - "Raised by Women"
• Nikki Giovanni - "Ego-Tripping" and "Nikki Rosa"
• Lauryn Hill - "Freedom Time"
• June Jordan - "Poem about My Rights"
• Meg Thee Stallion - freestyle 
• Tracie Morris - "Project Princess" 
• Jae Nichelle - "Friends With Benefits"
• Porsha (Porsha O.) Olayiwola - "Angry Black Woman"
• Patricia Smith - "Skinhead"
• Margaret Walker - "For My People," "Molly Means," "Kissie Lee"

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