14 Works of Poetry That Will Move You

A reading list that includes Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, Morgan Parker, and more

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Maud Martha

Selected Poems

The Black Woman: An Anthology

We a BaddDDD People

For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow Is Enuf

I’ve Been a Woman: New and Selected Poems

Blacks

The Selected Poems of Nikki Giovanni: 1968–1995

Directed by Desire: The Collected Poems of June Jordan

Native Guard

Blood Dazzler

The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton

Brown Girl Dreaming

Magical Negro

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