jueves, 17 de marzo de 2016

9 groundbreaking black poets who changed writing forver

de Steven Dawson


9 groundbreaking black poets who changed writing forver

If we're to believe Plato, poetry is nearer to truth than history.



That saying certainly holds for groundbreaking black poets like Langston Hughes, who wrote unapologetically about the world through the eyes of a black artist.



These are just a few of the pioneering black poets who forged ahead, paving the way for writers that came after them. While this isn't an exhaustive list by any means, these are nine poets you shouldn't go any longer without reading. This Black History Month, take time to appreciate their work with these selections from classic poems.



1. Langston Hughes

2. Rita Dove

3. Nikki Giovanni

4. Amiri Baraka

5. Maya Angelou

6. Gwendolyn Brookes

7. Robert Hayden

8. Audre Lorde

9. Gil Scott-Heron

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