Category Archives: Poetry

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ~ He was a Poem

As I was reflecting on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life and legacy this morning, it occurred to me that this week is the 10th anniversary of a program I started at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill … Continue reading

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Poem | We Wear the Mask

While writing the Prep School Negro entry, I kept thinking of the Paul Laurence Dunbar poem, “We Wear the Mask.” WE WEAR THE MASK We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,– … Continue reading

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Continuous Fire: A Seminar on the Poetry of Sonia Sanchez

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And the Winner Is…

Thanks to everyone who entered the drawing.  It was great to see so many familiar poems, some my favorites as well! The 100 Best African American Poems, goes to Linda.  Congratulations, Linda!

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Final Hour for free Poetry Book Giveaway

Friends, one more hour to enter the giveaway.  Details below.  Sorry folks, it doesn’t appear that an e-version of this book is available, at least not now. To wrap up National Poetry Month I will be giving away a free … Continue reading

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African American Thinkers at Big Think

Over the weekend I happened upon the site, Big Think.  Not sure how to describe other than to say, it reminds me of TED. The experts section is chalk full of folk waxing about arts & culture, history, identity, media, … Continue reading

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Free Book Giveaway — The 100 Best African American Poems

To wrap up National Poetry Month I will be giving away a free copy of Nikki Giovanni’s The 100 Best African American Poems, which was published last fall.  The text actually includes more than 100 poems by poets such as … Continue reading

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