African American Poetry Resources

Cave Canem and Furious Flower Poetry Center are both great resources for poets and those wanting to learn more about African American poetry.  Cave Canem, based in Brooklyn, New York, “…is committed to cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets.”  Visit their web site for more information about their programs and poetry events around the country.

The mission of the Furious Flower Poetry Center at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia,  “…is to advance the genre of African American Poetry by providing opportunities for education, research, and publication.”  You will find evidence of all of that and more at their web site.  Be sure to view their African American Poet Database.

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