Born to West Indian immigrant dad and mom in New York City, Lorde published her first poem in Seventeen magazine while nonetheless in high school. After working as a librarian within the New York public faculties throughout the Nineteen Sixties, she taught because the poet-in-residence at traditionally Black Tougaloo College in Mississippi. While teaching English at John Jay College and Hunter College within the Nineties, Lorde served as poet laureate of New York. Born into enslavement in Mississippi during the Civil War, Wells was freed in 1863 by the Emancipation Proclamation.

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Jay Bernard’s Surge asks essential questions about private memory and the greatest way we select to collectively keep in mind historic events. For Bernard, these are issues integral to understanding their place in modern British society, as a queer Black particular person. Seeing a connection between Grenfell and the 1981 New Cross fire, Surge penetrates time to highlight the dearth of progress made. Heartbreaking, poignant, and ambitiously conceived, this collection is a vital addition to the British poetry scene. Helen Oyeyemi’s Boy, Snow, Bird is an bold and loose retelling of the famous Snow White fairytale that boldly introduces a racial dimension. This is the Fifties and the protagonist, Boy Novak, strikes to a small Massachusetts town, where she grows attached to a local named Arturo, and is launched to his daughter, Snow.

Her Obie Award-winning 1975 play For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow Is Enuf, combines poetry, music, and dance to inform the stories of seven women, recognized only by their colour. With brutal honesty and emotion, Shange tells the story of every woman’s wrestle to survive the double subjugation of sexism and racism in a white-dominated America. Shange’s awards included fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and Lila Wallace Reader’s Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize.

From spoken word poet Jasmine Mans comes an unforgettable poetry collection about race, feminism, and queer identification. Amanda Gorman explores history, language, id, and erasure through an imaginative and intimate collage. Harnessing the collective grief of a global pandemic, this superbly designed quantity features poems in plenty of ingenious kinds and constructions and shines a light-weight on a moment of reckoning.

Author, actress, dancer, activist and poet Maya Angelou was born Marguerite Annie Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri. Most famously acknowledged for her 1969 memoir, I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings. Angelou recited certainly one of her most famous poems, “On The Pulse Of Morning,” in the course of the 1993 inauguration for President Bill Clinton. Michelle Alexander breaks down the problems with mass incarceration and the American jail system in compelling, straightforward to understand language. This book modified the finest way 1000’s of Americans view our justice system, and inspired a national motion to reform policing.

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