The Golden Pen

The Golden Pen

Black poetry has continued to impact American poetry significantly. To celebrate Black poets’, we highlighted seven black-poets changing the narrative. […]


Mar. 9 2022, Published 4:00 p.m. ET

Black poetry has continued to impact American poetry significantly. To celebrateBlack poets’, we highlighted seven black-poets changing the narrative.

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Jasmine Mans

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From Newark, New Jersey, Jasmine Mans debuted her poetry collection, Chalk Outlines of Snow Angels, in 2012. Jasmin’s latest poetry, Black Girl, Call Home, is available now.

Rob Hill Sr.

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Known as the ‘Heart Healer,” Rob Hill Sr.’s writings have become a staple for those ready to live with reason, energy, and standard.

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Amanda Gorman

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Award-winning writer Amanda Gorman is the youngest inaugural poet in U.S. History. Gorman is also the youngest board member of 826 National, the largest youth writing network in the nation.

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Jamaal May

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From Detroit, Jamaal May taught poetry in public schools in the inner city. Between 2014 and 2016, May was a fellow at the Kenyon Review.

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Jericho Brown

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In 2019, Jericho Brown won the Pulitzer Prize as the author of The Tradition.’

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Danez Smith

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The author of ‘Homie,’ Don’t Call Us Dead‘ and “[insert] boy‘; Danez Smith is a Black, Queer, Poz writer and performer from St.Paul, MN.

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Samuel Getachew

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In 2021, Samuel Getachew became the youngest opinion writer to be published in print in The New York Times.

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