Reviews and Blog Posts: African-American poetry

Homegirls & handgrenades

by Sonia Sanchez

DPL Rating:
5

Sonia Sanchez is a national treasure, as a poet and as an activist who never ignores the humanity of anyone on any side of a struggle. Her work speaks to huge issues of struggle, oppression, justice and love. But she does so in such human terms that we see how...

Our souls have grown deep like the rivers Black poets read their work.

DPL Rating:
4

This 2-CD audio collection of Black writers reading from their work was both a joy and education for me. The compilation covers over a century of writing, ranging from the late nineteenth century scholar W.E.B. DuBois to contemporary twenty-first spoken word poets Saul Williams and Tracie Morris.

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