Black Poetry Day is October 17

It’s National Black Poetry Day! In this video, I am reading poems by Ntozake Shange, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lucille Clifton, Maya Angelou, Phillis Wheatley, Lorna Goodison, and Jupiter Hammon. My sweatshirt is by my brother, Evan.

I’m also celebrating with my brother, David. He sells a poetry journal that I love that is perfect for poets, rappers, and songwriters. It is on sale on his website for 20% off with the code RHYME.

National Black Poetry Day is celebrated on October 17th.

Here are some resources to experience Black poetry: