Favorite Poets of Color

A list of my favorite books by poets of color.
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521 books · 151 voters · list created July 15th, 2009 by Kenji (votes) .
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Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) "Color" meaning "non-caucasian" here?


message 2: by Susanna - Censored by GoodReads (last edited Dec 14, 2010 01:43PM) (new)

Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Ralph Waldo Emerson as a "poet of color"? What?

ETA: Emily Dickenson? Samuel Beckett? Robert Frost?


message 3: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Susanna wrote: "Ralph Waldo Emerson as a "poet of color"? What?

ETA: Emily Dickenson? Samuel Beckett? Robert Frost?"


How about adding Wallace Stevens, for whom the colors blue and green have fixed symbolic meanings ?


message 4: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Dec 15, 2010 05:16AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Susanna wrote: "Ralph Waldo Emerson as a "poet of color"? What?

ETA: Emily Dickenson? Samuel Beckett? Robert Frost?"


Or Rilke, for that matter ...

ETA: I see the others have been deleted -- so I took the liberty to delete Rilke as well.


Susanna - Censored by GoodReads Yeah, I had the hinkies on Rilke as well, just didn't know quite enough about his background to be sure.


message 6: by J (new)

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message 7: by Mona (new)

Mona Thank you to those of you who created this list. It's extremely helpful. I just added about 30 of these books to my library list!


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