Black poetry has continued to impact American poetry significantly. To celebrateBlack poets’, we highlighted seven black-poets changing the narrative.
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.
Known as the ‘Heart Healer,” Rob Hill Sr.’s writings have become a staple for those ready to live with reason, energy, and standard.
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.
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.
In 2019, Jericho Brown won the Pulitzer Prize as the author of ‘The Tradition.’
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.
In 2021, Samuel Getachew became the youngest opinion writer to be published in print in The New York Times.