Poems and Essays:

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5AM Blues

8Rock Collective

A Black Girl Sings: Gwendolyn Bennett in the Harlem Renaissance

A Blizzard Blues

A Sterling of a Man

A Writing Assignment from Rita Dove

Alice

An Interview with James A. Emanuel

billy eckstine comes to washington, d.c.

Careless Love

coffee with a married woman

Delicious, New Edition, 1986

Didn’t We…

Dig, Find, Make Way

Dream Variation

Early Cinema

Failed Sonnet After the Verdict

First Freed

Five Poems

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Five Poems by Anya Creightney

Five Poems by Carolyn Joyner

Five Poems from Shahid Reads His Own Palm

Five Poems from The Heart of a Comet

Five Poems in Response to “Julius Caesar”

Five Poems in Response to “Romeo and Juliet”

Fly

For Peace in the Valley

Four Poems

Four Poems

Four Poems by Carlo T. Paul

Four Poems by Kimberly A. Collins

Four Poems from Elegies for New York Avenue, plus an extra

Four Poems from Words Facing East

Fourteen Poems by Jessie Redmon Fauset

Friend

From Friends to Griots: The Modern Urban Griots

Harlem

How To Speak American

Hunted

i come to the city

Indigo

Interview with May Miller

Introduction and Table of Contents: Langston Hughes Tribute Issue

Introduction to the LGBTQ Issue

Introduction to the Slam Issue

Introduction to the Sterling A. Brown Tribute Issue

Introduction, “Poets Respond to Shakespeare”

Introduction: Envisioning the Future

It’s Possible I’m Too Bougie to Be Free

Karl W. Carter, Jr.

Kateema Lee Portfolio

Keith Cohen Translates Joseph Polius

Kwame Alexander: Tenth Anniversary Issue

Larry Neal: In Service of Art

Mercy

Misty Friday Morning

moneymaker

Montana Terrace

More A’s B’s C’s & D’s, or The President Is About To Grab Victim’s Money Like It’s Pussy

Mother Night

Mural for the Heart

My Mother’s Belly

Nine Poems by Charlotte Forten Grimké

Nine Poems by Gwendolyn Bennett

Nine Poems in Response to Richard III

Not Thirst. Preparation.

Notes on Debridement

Ode to Urban Dictionary

Of Thee I Sing III – America You Deserve

Ooth Jazz

Orphan of Silence: Charles Simic

Peter

Relax, Relate, Release

Robert Hayden on the Art of Saying What Cannot Be Said

Sam Allen, aka Paul Vesey

Seven Poems

Seven Poems in Response to “Romeo and Juliet”

Six Poems

Six Poems from The January Children

Slow Through the Dark

sterling brown’s house, washington dc 1990’s

Tercentenary of the Landing of Slaves at Jamestown

Teri Ellen Cross: Tenth Anniversary Issue

The Baby

The Ballad of Alice Hortense

The Day of the Gwendolyn

the fire this time. remembering april, 1992.

The Howard Poets in Perspective

The Switch

Three Poems

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Three Poems in Response to “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead”

To Dr. Mary Church Terrell, Crusader

To John Brown

To Keep the Memory of Charlotte Forten Grimké

To the Dunbar High School

Toni Asante Lightfoot: Tenth Anniversary Issue

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Two Prose Poems

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Two Prose Poems

Two Sonnets

Vestiges

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