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    2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship Winners Announced

    $129,000 in prizes awarded to five young poets


    2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship


    CHICAGO — The Poetry Foundation and Poetry magazine are pleased to announce the five recipients of the 2014 Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships: Hannah Gamble, Solmaz Sharif, Danez Smith, Ocean Vuong and Wendy Xu. Among the largest awards offered to aspiring poets in the United States, the $25,800 scholarship prize is intended to encourage the further study and writing of poetry and is open to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age.

    “Each of this year’s winners is a poet whose work engages with the events that unfold before us every day,” said Don Share, editor of Poetry magazine, announcing the 2014 winners. “Their work resounds both on and off the page, and refreshes, as well as fulfills, the dictum that literature is news that stays news.”

    Established in 1989 by Ruth Lilly to encourage the further writing and study of poetry, the Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship program has dramatically expanded since its inception. Until 1995, university writing programs nationwide each nominated one student poet for a single fellowship; from 1996 until 2007, two fellowships were awarded. In 2008 the competition was opened to all U.S. poets between 21 and 31 years of age, and the number of fellowships increased to five, totaling $75,000. In 2013, the Poetry Foundation received a generous gift from the Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Memorial Fund to create the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowships, which increased the fellowship amount from $15,000 to $25,800.

    “This is a phenomenal group of young poets,” said Poetry Foundation President Robert Polito. “Their aesthetics and concerns are various, but each is singularly gifted. I’m reminded of Emerson’s sparkling words to Whitman—‘I greet you at the beginning of a great career, which yet must have had a long foreground somewhere, for such a start.’”

    Hannah Gamble is sending out her second book of poems. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in American Poetry Review, The Believer, Poetry, Court Green and Rattle. She lives in Chicago, where she is an artist-in-residence at the Museum of Science and Industry, and has recently completed a screenplay about a Midwestern community college that offers an associate’s degree in not getting raped.

    Born in Istanbul, Turkey, to Iranian parents, Solmaz Sharif holds degrees from the University of California–Berkeley, where she studied and taught with June Jordan’s Poetry for the People, and New York University. Her first published poem, included in A World Between: Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans (George Braziller, 1999), was written at the age of 13. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry, the Kenyon Review, jubilat, Gulf Coast, Boston Review, Witness and other publications. The former managing director of the Asian American Writers’ Workshop, Sharif has had her work recognized with a “Discovery”/Boston Review Poetry Prize, scholarships from NYU and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a fellowship at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. Most recently, she was awarded an NEA fellowship and a Stegner Fellowship. She is currently a Jones Lecturer at Stanford University.

    Danez Smith is the author of Boy (YesYes Books, forthcoming) and the chapbook hands on ya knees (Penmanship Books, 2013). Smith is the recipient of fellowships from the McKnight Foundation, Cave Canem, VONA (Voices of Our Nation Arts Foundation) and elsewhere. He is a founding member of the multigenre, multicultural Dark Noise Collective. His writing has appeared in Poetry, Ploughshares, Beloit Poetry Journal, Kinfolks and elsewhere. In poetry slam, he is a 2011 Individual World Poetry Slam finalist and the reigning two-time Rustbelt Individual Champion, and was on the 2014 championship team Sad Boy Supper Club. He was the festival director for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Slam in 2014. He holds a BA from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he was a First Wave Urban Arts Scholar, and was born in St. Paul, Minn.

    Ocean Vuong has received honors from Kundiman, Poets House, the Civitella Ranieri Foundation (Italy), the Elizabeth George Foundation and the Academy of American Poets as well as a 2014 Pushcart Prize. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Nation, Boston Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, Guernica, TriQuarterly and American Poetry Review, which awarded him the 2012 Stanley Kunitz Prize for Younger Poets. Born in Saigon, Vietnam, he lives in Queens, N.Y.

    Wendy Xu was born in Shandong, China, in 1987. She earned a BA from the University of Iowa and an MFA from the University of Massachusetts–Amherst. Her debut collection, You Are Not Dead, was published in 2013 by the Cleveland State University Poetry Center, and her writing has appeared in The Best American Poetry, Hyperallergic, Gulf Coast, Denver Quarterly and elsewhere. Xu lives in Brooklyn, N.Y.

    About the Poetry Foundation
    The Poetry Foundation, publisher of Poetry magazine, is an independent literary organization committed to a vigorous presence for poetry in our culture. It exists to discover and celebrate the best poetry and to place it before the largest possible audience. The Poetry Foundation seeks to be a leader in shaping a receptive climate for poetry by developing new audiences, creating new avenues for delivery and encouraging new kinds of poetry through innovative literary prizes and programs. For more information, please visit poetryfoundation.org.

    About Poetry Magazine
    Founded in Chicago by Harriet Monroe in 1912, Poetry is the oldest monthly devoted to verse in the English-speaking world. Monroe’s “Open Door” policy, set forth in Volume 1 of the magazine, remains the most succinct statement of Poetry’s mission: to print the best poetry written today, in whatever style, genre or approach. The magazine established its reputation early by publishing the first important poems of T.S. Eliot, Ezra Pound, Marianne Moore, Wallace Stevens, H.D., William Carlos Williams, Carl Sandburg and other now-classic authors. In succeeding decades it has presented—often for the first time—works by virtually every major contemporary poet.

    Follow the Poetry Foundation and Poetry on Facebook at facebook.com/poetryfoundation or on Twitter @PoetryFound.

    POETRY FOUNDATION | 61 West Superior Street | Chicago, IL 60654 | 312.787.7070


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    Famous Urdu Poetry Collection Finally Uncovered After 50 Years Presumed Destroyed

    The original manuscript of Mirza Ghalib’s verses, penned in 1821, has miraculously survived after being reported missing and presumed destroyed almost 50 years ago.


    In a thrilling discovery for all lovers of Urdu poetry, the original manuscript of Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib’s ‘Nuskha-e-Hameediya’ may have survived after being reported missing during the India – Pakistan war during the 1940s. The manuscript, dated 1821, was commissioned by Nawab Faujdar Mohammed Khan and penned by the hand of calligrapher Hafiz Mueenuddin, and features some of the most authentic and beautiful Urdu poetry ever written.

    An online art gallery and museum named Husaini Arts were the ones to uncover this miraculous discovery. A spokesman for the venture says, “It’s truly an incredible find and we’re thrilled that we may yet get to read the original manuscript, which is now almost 200 years old. Urdu poetry lovers everywhere will be rejoicing at this news – that the original text can now be added to the canon of work Ghalib worked on.”

    He adds, “After many years of believing that the manuscript was missing and accepting doctored and amended versions of this work as ‘authentic’, we can now finally see the genius of Ghalib as it was originally intended.”

    The manuscript was the first of the nine known manuscripts of the Divans of Ghalib – commissioned when Ghalib was just 24 years of age. Accounts from scholars and publishers say the original manuscript contained almost 1,800 verses – nearly twice the number of verses that were published in the ‘authorized’ version in 1941. The discovery of these extra verses is very important – fifty years after the death of Ghalib, finding a manuscript with many unknown verses was a huge discovery for the poetry community. Ghalib did not find the omitted verses ‘fit for publication’, but true poetry lovers were keen to read the missing text.

    Later, in 1969, Professor Hamid Ahmed Khan wrote that he examined the manuscript in 1938, but did not keep extensive notes on his thoughts regarding the omitted piece, later going on to publish a ‘corrected’ version of the poems. By the time the ‘corrected’ version of the poems had been released, the actual manuscript had disappeared, presumed missing or possibly destroyed during the India – Pakistan division back in 1947. With no original text as evidence, readers had to accept that Professor Khan’s version was authentic – until now.

    The original Nuskha-e-Hameediya is about to be brought to light, and all those who love Urdu poetry are about to see the true, authentic text that Ghalib first intended to be read by the elite in the 19th century. The discovery of the original manuscript has sparked celebrations in the creative community, especially the researchers on the works of Mirza Ghailb, many of whom are thrilled that the doctored and amended texts will not go down in history as the definitive poems.

    For further updates on this ongoing saga, please visit http://www.husainiarts.com/blog.html


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    What a Sham


    I write to you from DC where we are fighting to avoid a Republican-led shutdown of our entire federal government. I just wrote a little poem about our situation. As you know, my mom is a poet and I'll let you decide whether I got any of her talent or not.

    If you enjoy the poem and want to help me keep fighting to prevent a government shutdown and improve healthcare. Please contribute today!

    I do not like Ted Cruz reading Green Eggs and Ham
    I do not like it, patriot I am.
    I do not like him reading it when government is in a jam
    I do not like his fake filibuster scam,
    I do not like it when we're recovering from a flood,
    I do not like it when we need help clearing mud,

    I do not like it when Obamacare repeal he tries to ram
    or says to breast-cancer survivors "Sorry ma'am"
    "I will not insure you in a boat,"
    "I will not insure you across a moat,"
    "I will not insure your child with asthma"
    "I will not insure your disorder of plasma"
    "No I will not ensure you or your fam,"
    "I will not insure them, Ted Cruz I am"

    No, I do not like Ted Cruz reading Green Eggs and Ham
    And shutting down government without giving a damn,
    No I do not like it, I do not like it,
    I do not like it, patriot I am.

    Jared Polis
    P.S Your help at $5, $10, or any level will allow me to continue to bring a bold progressive message to Washington DC



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    Lit POP 2013


    - "Basically if you win, you receive a round-trip ticket to POP Montreal, accommodation, a VIP pass to POP, AND the winner/winning poem will open for a rock band during the festival. Madness!"
    -Drawn & Quarterly Blog -


    Lit POP 2013


    "Literature, like music, should make your heart pound and your stomach lurch. It should terrify and inspire. It should reveal truths we didn’t realize we had within ourselves. Matrix Magazine, partnered with the POP Montreal festival, want to find the next generation of poets and writers who are doing just this." -Canada Arts Connect

    "This just may be the most unique contest and prize in contemporary literature." -Open Book Toronto

    "Submit poetry or short fiction for the chance to snag round-trip airfare to what is arguably the best music festival on the continent, plus a VIP pass, accommodation, and publication in Matrix. It's all a stunner of a deal, a grand opportunity, a thing you should do." -Said the Gramophone

    Enter your story or poems to Lit POP by May 31st, and receive a free year subscription to Matrix Magazine (a 25 dollar value)!

    About Lit POP:
    The POP Montreal International Music Festival and Matrix Magazine are pleased to bring you North America's most innovative and exciting literary competition. We are looking for writing that really pops (poetry and short fiction). If you have what it takes, you will get your work published in Matrix, and get free travel to POP Montreal for a night in your honour.

    The winners, one from each category, will receive a round-trip ticket to POP Montreal from September 25 - 29, 2013, a VIP pass to the Pop Montreal Festival, free accommodation at a bed and breakfast, fall publication in Matrix Magazine with full honorarium, and presentation at a special Matrix Lit POP event during the festival.

    This contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States. The deadline for all submissions is June 30, 2013. Winners will be notified in August. Poets are asked to send no more than 5 poems; fiction writers should send stories of no more than 3000 words. Each entry is 25$ and entries and entry fees should be mailed to Matrix Publications, 1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd W., LB 658, Montreal QC, H3G 1M8. Please include your email address. Cheques or money orders should be made out to "Matrix Publications." PayPal is also available. Multiple entries are welcome.

    Entries can also be emailed to Litpop2013@gmail.com and will be considered valid once payment is verified. Full contest details can be found here.

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    (BPRW) Attorney, Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin, returns to her first love, writing, to release a book of poetry


    - New author Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin provides a fresh and authentic perspective in her collection of poems recounting a lifetime of reflection on love -

    (BLACK PR WIRE) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – April 8, 2013 – Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin discovered her love for writing at an early age. She soon began transcribing her own personal truths, experiences, and observations into poetry and has not stopped since.

    Her debut release, Love’s Mental Imprints: Hope, Speak, Dream, Listen is a collection of poems that will take the reader on a journey of emotions, provoke personal introspection, and generate a curiosity about life’s many ups and downs.

    “When you can look back, bathed in the emotions of the moment, and realize that you made it to the other side, then you know that you can get through anything, including life’s heartaches because you understand that you had some good times too,” shared Shaheewa. “Poetry is a celebration of life and helps me fill in the gaps when verbal communication seems to fail.”

    Love’s Mental Imprints: Speak, Hope, Dream, Listen (ISBN 978-1-4787-1214-5) is available online at www.amazon.com, www.barnesandnoble.com, and www.theblacktye.com for $9.95.

    About the Author:
    Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin is currently a practicing immigration attorney in Florida, but has been published in a national Caribbean newspaper and regional African-American professional and entertainment magazines. In addition, she founded and ran a non-profit, Youth Survivors Foundation.

    Shaheewa Jarrett Gelin


    Contact Information
    Mrs. Gelin
    P.O. Box 16402 Plantation, FL 33318
    305-495-8252
    info@theblacktye.com
    http://www.theblacktye.com

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    (BPRW) Lexus & TV One Announce the Premiere of a Second Season of “Verses & Flow,” a Spoken Word Series Hosted by Actor Omari Hardwick to Air This Monday, August 20, 2012 at 11 PM EDT/8 PM PDT


    - New season will highlight emotional and thought-provoking poetry and music by today’s most prolific poets and R&B artists - celebrity guests include: Chrisette Michele, Musiq, Eric Benet, Carl Thomas, Tank, Macy Gray, Tamia, Luke James and Elle Varner -

    (BLACK PR WIRE)--LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Beginning Monday, August 20, 11pm ET, TV One will premiere the second season of the soulful and provocative series Verses & Flow. Produced by Lexus, this series will highlight compelling performances of poetry and music. Hosted by multi-talented actor Omari Hardwick, widely known for his roles in For Colored Girls, CSI: Miami and upcoming film Sparkle, the new season will touch on many cultural, political and social topics affecting the world today. "Life as a poet and actor truly became full circle as I stood on stage as host of Verses & Flow, and lived in both of these outfits,” said Hardwick, “It was one of the best experiences of my professional life. Verses & Flow was filmed at the historical Belasco Theater in Downtown Los Angeles, California.

    black/african american poetry
    Led by Hardwick, each episode will feature powerful spoken word by three poets as well as musical performances, all of which will enrich and enlighten minds to the lives, struggles, celebrations and thoughts of talented poets and artists. This past weekend, one of the Verses & Flow-featured poets, Kataalyst Alcindor, won The 2012 National Poetry Slam Championship.

    “This season will feature some wonderful verses and musical numbers,” said TV One Executive Vice President of Original Programming and Production, Toni Judkins. “Verses & Flow is a great addition to our new lineup which truly highlights the breadth and depth of TV One’s programming and offers our viewers a multi-faceted range of shows.”

    “We’re looking forward to the second season of Verses & Flow on TV One because the unique combination of performances will engage the audience like never before,” says Lexus Vice President of Marketing, Brian Smith. “Lexus is proud to be a part of this series as it highlights diverse and dynamic performers and gives them a national stage to showcase their craft.”

    Supplementing the television show, exclusive content will be available on www.tvone.tv as well as Lexus’ portal for African-American content, Luxury Awaits, www.luxuryawaits.com. Additionally, Verses & Flow has its own website and Twitter hashtag, respectively: www.versesandflow.com and #versesandflow.

    Contact Information
    for Lexus
    Press Inquiries:
    Karen Lewis
    323.556.2811
    Karen.Lewis@WaltonIsaacson.com

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  1. Afaa M. Weaver ...
    Afaa Michael Weaver, formerly known as Michael S. Weaver, was born in 1951 in Baltimore, Maryland, to working class parents.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/170

  2. African American Poets and Poetry ...
    Here you will find African American poets such as Rita Dove, Imamu Amiri Baraka, Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes and other Famous and Contemporary Black Poets.
    http://famouspoetsandpoems.com/poets_african_american.html

  3. African Proverbs CD ...
    African proverbs, African wisdom, African Proverbs CD.
    http://www.gmi.org/products/proverbs.htm

  4. African Proverbs - Sayings and Stories ...
    African Proverbs , African Sayings, African Stories.
    http://www.afriprov.org/

  5. Afroetry ...
    Afrocentric poetry that educates & motivates.
    http://slendah.tripod.com/

  6. AfroPoets.net ...
    Links to famous African-American poets such as Maya Angelou, Nikki Giovanni, Langston Hughes, etc.
    http://www.afropoets.net/

  7. Alexx Thompson ...
    Welcome to the poetry and photography site of Alexx Thompson.
    http://www.alexxthompson.com/

  8. Al Young ...
    Poet and novelist Al Young was born on May 31, 1939, in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. He attended the University of Michigan and received his B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/466

  9. Amanda Johnston ...
    Amanda Johnston, Poet / Performer.
    http://www.amandajohnston.com/

  10. Antuan Rene' Simmons Southern Poet ...
    Poetry website of Antuan Rene’ Simmons. Features list of famous spoken word artists, and spoken word internet radio stations.
    http://www.southernpoet.com/

  11. Aya de Leon ...
    Aya is the East Bay Express Readers' Pick for Best Slam Poet!
    http://www.ayadeleon.com/

  12. Beyonder’s Universe ...
    Beyonder is a Poet & multimedia artist/educator. He uses literature as his canvas and digital arts as his paintbrush. View Beyonder's powerful work & watch interviews with other groundbreaking creatives.
    http://www.dcosmic.net

  13. Blackbutterfly Poetry and Art ...
    Words are forever as Love and Life. Blackbutterfly Poetry Words forever the Love and Life of Blackbuterfly Poetry Words are forever as Love and Life.
    http://www.blackbutterflypoetryandart.com/

  14. Black Poems ...
    Poems born out of the black experience.
    http://www.blackpoems.net/

  15. Black Poetry Cafe and Black Poems ...
    Black-Poetry.com Where Black Meets Ink and the Greatest Black Poems Online.
    http://www.black-poetry.com/

  16. BlackPoetVentures.com ...
    BlackPoetVentures.com is your connection to promoting, supporting and enhancing the oral tradition artistry of poety and spoken word movements of the African Diaspora.
    http://www.blackpoetventures.com/

  17. Born Again Black Poetry ...
    Eloise Bibb, Sterling Brown, William Wells Brown, Olivia Ward Bush, James Edwin Campbell, Waverly Turner Carmichael to name a few.
    http://www.goodmorals.org/poetry/

  18. Bruce George Media ...
    Bruce George is a visionary, executive producer, writer, poet and activist. His work has been published in major magazines, anthologies, and literary publications.
    http://www.brucegeorgemedia.com/

  19. Carl Hancock Rux ...
    Poet/performer Carl Hancock Rux crossed the disciplines of poetry, music, dance and theater in order to achieve what one critic describes as a "dizzying oral artistry.
    http://www.carlhancockrux.com

  20. Carl Phillips ...
    Carl Phillips was born in 1959. He is the author of numerous books of poetry, most recently Quiver of Arrows: Selected Poems 1986-2006 (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007) and Riding Westward (2006).
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/247

  21. Cave Canem ...
    Cave Canem is committed to the discovery and cultivation of new voices in African American poetry.
    http://www.cavecanempoets.org/

  22. Central Elements ...
    Central elements is a artist collective that features music poetry art and film by artists from all over the world.
    http://www.centralelements.com

  23. Cheryl Clarke ...
    Cheryl Clarke was born in 1947 in Washington, DC. She received a B.A. from Howard University and an M.A., M.S.W., and Ph.D. from Rutgers University. Her books of poetry include Experimental Love (Firebrand Books, 1993)
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/482

  24. Claudia Rankine ...
    Claudia Rankine was born in Jamaica in 1963. She earned her B.A. in English from Williams College and her M.F.A. in poetry from Columbia University. She is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely (Graywolf 2004)
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/469

  25. Contemporary Poetry by Daboetry ...
    Everybody Needs A Lil' Dab Of Doo!!
    http://poetrypublisher.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?sitename=daboetrism&item=home

  26. Cornelius Eady ...
    Cornelius Eady was born and raised in Rochester, New York, in 1954. He attended Monroe Community College and Empire State College. He is the author of Brutal Imagination (G. P. Putnam's Sons, 2001)
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/56

  27. Daria's Web Site of Culture ...
    Poetry, dedicated to Black Kings and Queens.
    http://www.angelfire.com/ca5/ca99/page8.html

  28. Dasun Shine ...
    This is the birthplace of random thoughts that ran dumb thoughts to speak truth to power. A palace of prosaic graffiti where Hiphop journalistics windmill on the creative cardboard of computer screens.
    http://dasunallah.wordpress.com/

  29. DCSouth's Xanga Site ...
    DCSouth's official website.
    http://www.xanga.com/home.aspx?user=dcsouth

  30. Devorah Major ...
    Served as San Francisco Poet Laureate 2002 through 2006. In in addition to being a poet she is a performer, lecturer, fiction and creative non-fiction writer, and editor.
    http://www.redroom.com/author/devorah-major

  31. Discover Kai ...
    The purpose of the site is to discover the intimate thoughts and experiences of a writer and to allow the reader to read, comment and contribute to the development of works of fiction.
    http://www.discoverkai.blogspot.com/

  32. Douglas Kearney ...
    Douglas Kearney. Poet. Performer. Librettist. Educator.
    http://www.douglaskearney.com/

  33. Elizabeth Alexander ...
    Elizabeth Alexander was born in 1962 in Harlem, New York, and grew up in Washington, D.C. She received a B.A. from Yale University, an M.A. from Boston University (where she studied with Derek Walcott), and a Ph.D. in English.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/245

  34. Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance ...
    Eloquence: Rhythm & Renaissance encourages personal growth, appreciation for nature and spirituality. It is further interspersed with cultural poems and references that elevate and liberate.
    http://www.usiku.net/

  35. Evie Shockley ...
    Evie Shockley is the author of one book of poetry, a half-red sea (Carolina Wren Press, 2006), and two poetry chapbooks, 31 words * prose poems (Belladonna* Books, 2007) and The Gorgon Goddess(Carolina Wren Press, 2001).
    http://www.redroom.com/author/evie-shockley

  36. Frank X Walker ...
    Frank X Walker, Kentucky writer and founder of the Affrilachian Poets, author of Black Box, Buffalo Dance: the Journey of York, and Affrilachia.
    http://www.frankxwalker.com/

  37. Gem Ministry ...
    Gem Ministry is a website of Christian poetry. It is dedicated to the glory of God and wishes to tell others about Jesus.
    http://www.gem-ministry.com/

  38. Ghettosoul ...
    Poetry and photographs.
    http://ghettosoul.com

  39. Harryette Mullen...
    Harryette Mullen was born in Florence, Alabama, and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. She has earned degrees in English and in Literature from the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/237

  40. Imani Tolliver ...
    Imani Tolliver is a poet, visual artist, educator and an advocate of the arts.
    http://www.imanitolliver.com/

  41. Jericho Brown ...
    The Jericho Brown website includes biographical information, sample poems, reviews of his work, a schedule of his appearances, and contact information.
    http://jerichobrown.com/

  42. JoAnne McFarland: Art & Poetry ...
    Artist and poet JoAnne McFarland offers an intriguing combination of poetry, painting and collage on her site.
    http://www.joannemcfarland.com/

  43. John Keene ...
    John Keene is the author of ANNOTATIONS. His poetry, fiction and prose have appeared in many publications.
    http://authors.aalbc.com/john_keene.htm

  44. Karen Gibson ...
    This Performers poetic exploration of lyrics, intricately laced into a funky and melodic backdrop.
    http://www.karengibsonroc.com/

  45. Karen S. Williams ...
    Poet Karen S. Williams is a writer, teacher and speaker. A Cave Canem Fellow, she is the author of Elegy For A Scarred Shoulder.
    http://www.kswpoetry.com/

  46. Kenneth Henry aka Insite ...
    This website gives an overview of the highly anticipated poetry book by the well known, well respected, home grown, and intellected lost poet-InSite.
    http://www.webspawner.com/users/tearsthat/index.html

  47. Kevin Simmonds ...
    San Francisco Writer and Musician.
    http://www.kevinsimmonds.com/

  48. Kevin Young ...
    Kevin Young was born 1970 in Lincoln, Nebraska. He received his B.A. from Harvard University in 1992, where he took poetry workshops with Lucie Brock-Broido and Seamus Heaney, and his M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Brown University in 1996.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/416

  49. Lita Hooper ...
    Hello and welcome to my website. Feel free to look around!
    http://www.litahooper.com/

  50. Lucille Clifton ...
    Lucille Clifton was born in Depew, New York, on June 27, 1936. Her first book of poems, Good Times, was rated one of the best books of the year by the New York Times in 1969.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/79

  51. Lyrical Storm ...
    My website page is for my poetry and other collective merchandise for sale.
    http://www.lyricalstorm.com/

  52. Major Jackson ...
    Major Jackson is the author of two collections of poetry: Hoops (Norton: 2006) and Leaving Saturn (University of Georgia: 2002)
    http://www.majorjackson.com/

  53. MANTRA ...
    Motion, Artistic Nuances, Tantric Realities and Anthology. My life through poetry.
    http://mantra.regenerationsbutterflies.com/

  54. Marilyn Nelson ...
    Marilyn Nelson was born in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 26, 1946, to Melvin M. Nelson, a U.S. serviceman in the Air Force, and Johnnie Mitchell Nelson, a teacher.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/97

  55. Marjorie Booker ...
    Marjorie Booker's official website.
    http://www.angelfire.com/ab/livingwater/

  56. Mark Anthony Thomas ...
    Mark Anthony Thomas, very talented and emerging poet.
    http://www.markanthonythomas.com/

  57. Mary Alice Barnes Aggie ...
    Author of poetry and short stories. E-Books can be found on Smashwords.com. Hardback copies can be purchased from the website.
    http://www.poetryforthespirit.com

  58. Maurice Skillern ...
    Information on the Author, Poet, and Philosopher Maurice Skillern.
    http://maurice-skillern.com/

  59. M. Eliza Hamilton Abegunde ...
    African American healers, black yoga teachers,black poets.
    http://www.abegunde.com/

  60. Michael S. Harper ...
    Michael S. Harper was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1938. He earned a B.A. and M.A. from what is now known as California State University, and an M.F.A. from the University of Iowa.He has published more than ten books of poetry.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/277

  61. Michelle Ottley ...
    This is my website featuring some of my poetry and links to purchase my new Book Bitter Rice ! On the site, you can preview excerpts of my work. My bio, reviews and links to my poetry page where folks can purchase greetings cards with my poetry as well.
    http://www.authorsden.com/mottley

  62. Moontown Cafe ...
    Site was designed to help writers succeed in the world of poetry. Many resources to help get your poems read, critiqued, and published.
    http://www.moontowncafe.com/

  63. Mr. Africa Poetry Lounge ...
    Mr. Africa Poetry Lounge was created so that we could give exposure to all the talented African-American poets out there.
    http://www.ctadams.com/

  64. MyBlackInfo.com ...
    The home of the greatest poems.
    http://www.myblackinfo.com/poetry.html

  65. Myronn Hardy ...
    Myronn Hardy is the author of two volumes of poetry, Approaching the Center, which won the PEN/Oakland Josephine Miles Award, and The Headless Saints (2008).
    http://www.myronnhardy.com/

  66. Nathaniel Gadsden ...
    The home of Poet and Author Nathaniel Gadsden, the founder of Nathaniel Gadsden’s Writers Wordshop, which features The Readers Are Leaders program for youth ages 8 – 18, open poetry readings called the Writers Sanctuary, After School Programs, and the Wordshop Theater Company. Nathaniel Gadsden is also Senior Pastor of Imani African Christian Church and an award winning Journalist.
    http://www.nathanielgadsden.com/

  67. Neo Blaqness ...
    Neo Blaqness is a writer, poet, and commentator. His eclectic and controversial, raw, deep, and humorous no holds barred style has been called as provocative as Malcolm X, as witty as Mark Twain, and as soulful as Maya Angelou.
    http://neoblackness.com/

  68. Nini Mawasi ...
    An African American author that has recently had a book of my poems published. The title is "Geto Rezume" by Nini Mawasi.
    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/

  69. Ntozake Shange ...
    Poet, performance artist, playwright, and novelist Ntozake Shange was born Paulette Williams on October 18, 1948, in Trenton, New Jersey. She earned a B.A. from Barnard College and an M.A. from UCLA.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/147

  70. Nubian Poets ...
    An on-line source for information regarding poets of African descent.
    http://www.nubianpoets.com/

  71. Pat McLean-RaShine ...
    "Peace, Poetry & Prosperity". Through poetry & prose Pat uses the power of words to rejuvenate, reminisce, and reinvent the lives of women who have sought to challenge themselves as they journey through life.
    http://www.patmclean.com/

  72. Patricia Smith ...
    Patricia Smith, a poet, teacher, performance artist and author, was born in 1955. She is the author of four books of poetry: Teahouse of the Almighty, (Coffee House Press, 2006)
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/299

  73. Poems By Ken Nunoo ...
    Poems of Inspiration & Poems of Wisdom.
    http://kennunoopoems.blogspot.com/

  74. Poets House ...
    Poets House is a literary center and poetry archive - a Collection and meeting place that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.
    http://www.poetshouse.org/

  75. Poetic Versez ...
    This is the black poetry of a real southern man focusing on love,lofe and religion feel my flow!
    http://poeticversez.blogspot.com/

  76. PoeticWorks ...
    Providing you with the highest quality in performing artists, places and events everywhere! The artists, shows, and events that we promote are hand picked by our staff and recommended by other members in order to provide you with the best in Spoken Word, poetry, music and entertainment.
    http://www.poeticworks.com/

  77. Poetry Contest ...
    Poetry contest enter your best poem and win the American Poets Society free online Poetry Contest.
    http://www.poetryamerica.com/

  78. Poetry Et cetera ...
    Poetry Etcetera focuses on poetry, screenplays, poetic portraits, children's stories, stage plays and poetic art by an emerging African American author.
    http://www.poetryetcetera.com/

  79. Pure Black African American ...
    Pure Black African American poems.
    http://pureblackafriam.blogspot.com/

  80. Queen Speaks Word ...
    Honest, modern, urban spoken word audio and written pieces in blog. New, fresh face and voice in Black poetry. Poetry book available at PublishAmerica.com and audio CD coming soon! The Queen's pen never runs dry and the Queen speaks only for the real...anything else in uncivilized.
    http://www.myspace.com/queenspeaksword

  81. Rachel Eliza Griffiths ...
    Rachel Eliza Griffiths is a poet, writer, painter, and photographer. She received the MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College and the Masters Degree in English Literature from the University of Delaware.
    http://www.rachelelizagriffiths.com/

  82. Rain of Grace ...
    Website promoting African-American Mystic Poet, SIAM and his book, Rain of Grace New & Selected Poems.
    http://siam165.tripod.com/

  83. Reginald Harris ...
    Recipient of Individual Artist Awards for both poetry and fiction from the Maryland State Arts Council. In charge of IT Support and public computer training for the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Finalist for the 2001 Lambda Literary Award and the ForeWord Book of the Year.
    http://www.redroom.com/member/reggieh

  84. Revelation In Revolution ...
    The site presents poetry by Hamed Kourouma in the art form he calls floetry. It is a unique style of writing aimed at igniting creative thought in urban youth.
    http://stores.lulu.com/rar

  85. Rita Dove ...
    Rita Dove was born in Akron, Ohio, in 1952. She served as Poet Laureate of the United States from 1993 to 1995. Among her many honors are the 1987 Pulitzer Prize in poetry, the 1996 Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities and the 2006 Common Wealth Award.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/185

  86. Samantha Thornhill ...
    Trinidadian-born Samantha Thornhill started writing poetry at age eleven and edited her high school literary magazine.
    http://www.samanthaspeaks.com/

  87. Sharonb.net ...
    A collection of my graphic and digital artwork, siggie tags, design tutorials, poetry, short stories, and my latest book releases.
    http://www.Sharonb.net

  88. Sherry Quan Lee ...
    Sherry Quan Lee approaches writing as a community resource and as culturally based art of an ordinary everyday practical aesthetic.
    http://www.sherryquanlee.com/

  89. She Speaks ...
    Arts, poetry, natural hair, and general health.
    http://members.tripod.com/shespeaksnc/

  90. ShyPoet1 ...
    Accomplishments: Had many poems published. Editor's Choice Award. Poetry.com (International Library of Poetry) nominee for Outstanding International Amature Poet of the Year.
    http://www.authorsden.com/shypoet1

  91. Sir E's Poetry of Many Voices ...
    I'm a small city guy from Charlotte, NC with the intentions of touching many different people in many different ways with my work.
    http://gottalovethekicks.blogspot.com/

  92. Sonia Sanchez ...
    Sonia Sanchez was born Wilsonia Benita Driver on September 9, 1934, in Birmingham, Alabama. Her mother died a year later, and Sanchez lived with her paternal grandmother and other relatives for several years.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/276

  93. Starving Poets, Inc ...
    Starving Poets, Inc. is the premiere spoken word, poetry & neo soul community.
    http://www.starvingpoets.org/

  94. Tara Betts ...
    Tara Betts describes her writing as a blend of performance, formalism, autobiography and lyricism.
    http://www.tarabetts.net/

  95. Tawdry Saint Audre ...
    October 17 - Tawdry Saint Audrey, Black Poetry Day.
    http://www.goatview.com/october17blackpoetry.htm

  96. Tears That Grip a Nation ...
    Poetry of Kenneth Henry aka Insite.
    http://www.webspawner.com/users/tearsthat/index.html

  97. Teddy Crispin ...
    Through his website, christian writer Teddy Crispin intends to share his poetry, his ideas and thoughts about our today's world, with all poetry and literature lovers, as well as good-willed people from all over the world.
    http://www.teddycrispin.pro-t-g.com/

  98. Terry O'Neal ...
    Terry O'Neal is the author of two volumes of poetry, Motion Sickness and The Poet Speaks In Black.
    http://www.terryoneal.com/

  99. Karen S. Williams ...
    Poet Karen S. Williams is a writer, teacher and speaker. A Cave Canem Fellow, she is the author of Elegy For A Scarred Shoulder.
    http://www.kswpoetry.com/

  100. The Black Poetry Café ...
    Enjoy Spoken Word as well as written literary works from some of the best poets around the net. Become a BP Café member, and be welcomed by many great artists as we come together to celebrate our poetic gifts.
    http://www.theblackpoetrycafe.com/

  101. The Poetry of Paul Blakeford ...
    Paul Blakeford is the poetry pen name for a thirty-something black man who works in DC. His words range from the ridiculous to the political and romantic.
    http://paulblakeford.4t.com/

  102. Tichaona's Site ...
    Black Poetry written from a conscious African point of view.
    http://www.tichaona.150m.com/

  103. Toi Derricotte ...
    Toi Derricotte was born in Hamtramck, Michigan, in 1941. She earned her B.A. in special education from Wayne State University and her M.A. in English literature from New York University.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/107

  104. Ujamaa Christian Poetry ...
    Compilations of spiritually inspired poetry. Reader submissions of Christian poetry are welcome.
    http://www.myujamaa.org/

  105. Val Jones Edutainment ...
    Val Jones Edutainment promotes and preserves the African American story and struggle through African American literature -- past and present.
    http://www.iamvaljones.com/

  106. Visions with Voices ...
    A quarterly on-line journal featuring the cream of Spoken Word poetry and fiction.
    http://visionswithvoices.com/

  107. What Is Black Poetry ...
    Black poetry, text and sound.
    http://www.nathanielturner.com/whatisblackpoetry.htm

  108. Writers Foundation LLC ...
    Writers Foundation was created to inspire, inform and educate. A place to share, reflect and review. Do you need inspiration? Well this is the place.
    http://www.writersfoundationllc.org/

  109. Yusef Komunyakaa ...
    Yusef Komunyakaa was born in 1947 in Bogalusa, Louisiana, where he was raised during the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1970 as a correspondent and managing editor of the Southern Cross.
    http://www.poets.org/poet.php/prmPID/22

  110. 1verse ...
    The discourse of writings from the perspective of a young man rediscovering his world by reflecting on his life and the world's involvement.
    http://1verse.blogspot.com/


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