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Published in : 2013-10-10 | by Poetry Reading Live
The Negro Speaks of Rivers by LANGSTON HUGHES I've known rivers: I've known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human ...
Published in : 2015-02-04 | by Poetry Reading Live
Harlem BY LANGSTON HUGHES What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun? Or fester like a sore— And then run? Does it stink ...
Published in : 2015-01-25 | by Poetry Reading Live
Langston Hughes 1902-1967 , Joplin , MO Langston Hughes James Mercer Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents ...
Published in : 2013-12-15 | by Poetry Reading Live
Those Winter Sundays by Robert Hayden Sundays too my father got up early and put his clothes on in the blueblack cold, then with cracked hands that ached ...
Published in : 2015-01-10 | by Poetry Reading Live
Amiri Baraka 1934–2014 http://www.amiribaraka.com Amiri Baraka Poet, writer, teacher, and political activist Amiri Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones in 1934 ...
Published in : 2013-12-20 | by Poetry Reading Live
Frederick Douglass by Robert Hayden When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful and terrible thing, needful to man as air, usable as earth; ...
Published in : 2014-12-25 | by Poetry Reading Live
The Lynching BY CLAUDE MCKAY His spirit is smoke ascended to high heaven. His father, by the cruelest way of pain, Had bidden him to his bosom once ...
Published in : 2013-11-01 | by Poetry Reading Live
We Real Cool by GWENDOLYN BROOKS The Pool Players. Seven at the Golden Shovel. We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight.
Published in : 2015-02-10 | by Poetry Reading Live
For My People For my people everywhere singing their slave songs repeatedly: their dirges and their ditties and their blues and jubilees, praying their prayers ...
Published in : 2015-02-10 | by Poetry Reading Live
i am accused of tending to the past i am accused of tending to the past as if i made it as if i sculpted it with my own hands. i did not. this past was waiting for me ...