“Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.”
June Jordan shrewdly told us, “Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.” And take it from us, there’s so much truth to share from Black women poets. We feature stellar collections from Gwendolyn Brooks, June Jordan, Nikki Giovanni, Lucille Clifton, and many others in our ZORA literary canon. For April, National Poetry Month, dive into these works with wisdom-rich verses and clarion calls. The type of poetry that will move you to deep introspection and action.