Samples of Revolutionary  Petunias Poems

Memoirs

Angelou, Maya Silence I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)

Johnson-Sirleaf, Ellen Humanizaiton This Child Will Be Great (2009)

Willis, Jan Choice Dreaming Me: Black, Baptist, and Buddhist (2012)


Poems

Sonia Sanchez Memory Haikuography (2010)

Nikki Giovanni Prevail Nikki-Rosa (1969) We are Virginia Tech (2007)

Staceyann Chin Conviction Three Frenzied Days (2005)


Songs

Nina Simone Bitterness Four Women (1966) M

ary J. Blige Aggravation Therapy (2014)

Angelique Kidjo Time Djin Djin (2007)

The Audacity of Wellness: Readings in Black Women's Mental Health

Poet Memoirs

Resources

Evans, Stephanie Y. (2015) "Healing Traditions in Black Women's Writing: Resources for Poetry Therapy." 

Journal of Poetry Therapy. vol. 28, no. 3 July, pp. 1-14. 

ARTICLE LINK

SpelmanTalk PowerPoint

Poetry Anthologies and Sources 

Black Women Poets – Triangulated Sources

1. Harlem Renaiss & Beyond: Lit. Bio of 100 BW Writers, 1900-45 (L. Roses, R. Rudolph) 60 poets

2. Black Women in America Encyclopedia (D. G. White) 56 writers

3. Norton Anthology (Gates) 51 writers

4. Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry (A. Rampersad) 34 poets

5. Best 100 African American Poems (N. Giovanni) 34 poets

6. Vintage Book of African American Poetry (M. Harper) 16 poets

7. Furious Flower: Af Am Poetry, Black Arts Movement to Present (J. Gabbin) 17 poets

8. Black Arts Movement Reader (Bracey, Sanchez, & Smethurst) 15 poets

9. Black Women Writers (M. Evans) 15 writers

10. For Harriet (Blog) 15 poets

11. Book of American Negro Poetry (J. W. Johnson) 7 poets

12. “Teaching Four African American Female Poets in Context (F. Delancy) 4 poets

13. New Negro (Locke) 3 poets

14. Angels of Ascent: Norton Anthology of Contemp. Af. Am. (C. H. Rowell)

15.  Jazz Poetry Anthology (Feinstein & Komunyakka)


1. Black Sister: Poetry by African American Women, 1746-1980 (E. Stetson) 58 poets

2. Inventing Blk Wom: Af. Am. Wom.Poets & Self-Rep., 1877-2000 (A. M. Mance)

3. “Black Women Poets from Wheatley to Walker” (G. Hull) 21 poets


1. Academy of American Poets 22 poets

2. Poetry Foundation 16 poets

3. Library of Congress – Black women writers with over 10 author citations 21 poets



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Database of Black Women's Autobiography