There's less than a week left of National Poetry Month and I haven't touched a fraction of the material that I could have. Of course I'm not really the person to be doing a piece on poetry since I know so little about it. These posts for me, are just an effort to learn a little more myself while sharing what I discover with anyone else who might happen to be curious about African American Poetry. I found a spread at Poets.org that goes into some Black History as far as American Poetry is concerned with the headings - Featured Poems, Featured Poets, Schools and Movements, Great Books, Featured Audio, Featured Essays and For the Classroom.
You just have to (click here for the link) bookmark the page and you'll be in for a real treat. If you're a teacher or home-schooling , I have a feeling that your students will get a wealth of information from this spot although like anything else on the web you should screen it before turning young students loose on it.
An interview with Gwendolyn Brooks