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poet muse: Kofi Awoonor (1935 – 2013)

(poet, author, educator, critic, ambassador, 1935 - 2013) Let me lead you into the country It is only as half clansman of the ritual goat((Found Poem by Kofi Awoonor, from The Promise of Hope: New and Selected Poems, 1964-2013.)) Kofi...

poet muse: Dennis Brutus (1924 – 2009)

(activist, educator, journalist and poet 1924 - 2009) “A troubadour, I traverse all my land exploring all her wide-flung parts with zest probing in motion sweeter far than rest ...” Born in Zimbabwe in 1924, Brutus grew up in Port...

Maya Angelou

(poet, writer, dancer, singer, teacher, producer, playwright, activist 1928 – 2014) Born Marguerite Annie Johnson, Maya Angelou was a multidimensional human. A multitalented woman and a gift to us all. She lived a life so full, so true to herself,...

poet muse: Amiri Baraka, Rest in Peace

Amiri Baraka has become a #PoetMuse... The elder passed away today at the age of 79. He had been receiving care in the intensive unit at Beth Israel Medical Center in New Jersey. A poet, playwright, critic, activist, a resoundingly...

poet muses: BW Vilakazi poet (1906 – 1947)

Ezinkomponi ngoba ngimamatheka njalo ngikhombisa nokwenama, ngihlabelela nemphimbo, nom’ ungifik’ emgodini ngaphansi kwezinganeko zamatsh’ aluhlaz’ omhlaba sewuthi nginjengnsika Yon’ engezwa nabuhlungu Born in the same year of the Bambatha revolt against poll-taxes, BW’s full name was Bambatha Wallet Vilakazi, until...