Posted February 28th 2017 at 10:45 am by
in Black History Month, Poetry

Three Poems about Cities by Black Poets

A few days ago, I discovered another hidden gem of Spotify. In their Black History Month collection (which is meant to help listeners “Take a journey through Black History and different cultural aspects of the African diaspora and African American experience through this selection of playlists, videos, and podcasts”), someone made a playlist called A Poem A Day. It’s a playlist of Black poets, mostly reading their own poetry, but there are a few interview pieces, too. I highly recommend listening through the whole list, but here are a few poems about cities, planning, and the experiences of different Black people in American cities in the 20th century. Enjoy the last day of Black History Month!

Beverly Hills, Chicago

Part 3 from Wolfbane

St Louis Woman by Ishmael Reed

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