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Lift Every Voice: Why African American Poetry Matters: Books

This guide was created to support the Lift Every Voice initiative and grant. Tarrant County College is one of 49 institutions across the United States chosen to provide programming for this initiative.

TCC Library Books

Women's Work: An Anthology of African-American Women's Historical Writings from Antebellum America to the Harlem Renaissance
Tender by Toi Derricotte
The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry
Race and Time
American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin by Terrance Hayes
Brown by Kevin Young
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
The Collected Poems of Lucille Clifton 1965-2010
Don't Call Us Dead by Danez Smith
S.O.S. by Amiri Baraka
Shake Loose My Skin by Sonia Sanchez
The Tradition by Jericho Brown
Voyage of the Sable Venus by Robin Coste Lewis
Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith
African American Poets

First Published Book of African American Poetry

Engraving of Phillis Wheatley from Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral

Phillis Wheatley was the first African American and the third American woman to publish a book of poetry, Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral, 1773.