Famous African American Poets

The African American culture is interesting and has its own certain distinctive characteristics as well. The African American literature is the rich literature that is created in the United States but is written by writers who primarily belong to the African origins. In the ancient times, the African American poets focused on certain subjects that were reflected in their poems. The poems generally spoke about issues such as slavery before the American Civil War. Today, the African American literature focuses on such issues as well as their culture, music, the role that is played by the African Americans and other such themes. Over time, there have been certain African American writers and poets who have carved a niche for themselves in the world of literature. Here’s a look at some of the famous African American poets who have truly made a remarkable contribution in literature.


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