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Welcome to AfroPoets. This is a place for the lover of the black experience in the poetic art form. Here you can enjoy poetry from many of your favorite Famous Black Poets, and learn more about the person behind the pen. Poets are represented from various time periods of the past to the present.

There are Famous Black Poets, and poetry, for everyone. As you peruse through various writers you can experience a range of emotions, and find the words that resonate with your soul. AfroPoets is a space for long time poetry lovers, as well those that are new to poetry.

Reconnect with the work of poets you know, and meet new ones on AfroPoets.net. Black writers have offer so much to the canvas of American Literature, and the poetry is the voice of a people.

Last Updated - Thursday - 10/20/22


Robert Hayden   {Updated on September 23, 2022 - 15 new poems}
RH Poems Page
Sterling Brown
SB Poems Page
Rita Dove
RD Poems Page
Maya Angelou
MA Poems Page
Lucille Clifton
LC Poems Page

Paul L. Dunbar
PLD Poems Page
Jean Toomer
JT Poems Page
Nikki Giovanni
NG Poems Page
Langston Hughes
LH Poems Page
Countee Cullen
CC Poems Page

Tupac Shakur
TS Poems Page
Gwendolyn Brooks
GB Poems Page
Claude McKay
CM Poems Page
Anne Spencer
AS Poems Page
Arna Bontemps
AB Poems Page

June Jordan
JJ Poems Page
Quincy Troupe
QT Poems Page
Alice Walker
AW Poems Page
Amiri Baraka
AB Poems Page
Audre Lorde
AL Poems Page

Marcus Garvey
MG Poems Page
Etheridge Knight
EK Poems Page
James Weldon Johnson
JWJ Poems Page
Frances E.W. Harper
FEWH Poems Page
Ntozake Shange
NS Poems Page

Angelina W. Grimke
AWG Poems Page
Jessie Redmon Fauset
JRF Poems Page
Derek Walcott
DW Poems Page
Yusef Komunyakaa
YK Poems Page
Marilyn Nelson
MN Poems Page

Jayne Cortez
JC Poems Page
Wanda Coleman
WC Poems Page
Sonia Sanchez
SS Poems Page
Forrest Hamer
FH Poems Page
Haki Madhubuti
HH Poems Page

Phillis Wheatley
PW Poems Page
Harryette Mullen
HM Poems Page
Elizabeth Alexander
EA Poems Page
Al Young
AY Poems Page
Toi Derricotte
TD Poems Page

Cornelius Eady
CE Poems Page
Michael S. Harper
MSH Poems Page
Wole Soyinka
WS Poems Page
Natasha Trethewey
NT Poems Page
Ishmael Reed
IR Poems Page

Ai
AI Poems Page
Carolyn M. Rodgers
CMR Poems Page
Mari Evans
ME Poems Page
Clarence Major
CM Poems Page
James Emanuel
JE Poems Page

Margaret Walker
MW Poems Page
Carl Phillips
CP Poems Page
Gil-Scott Heron
GSH Poems Page
Jay Wright
JW Poems Page
Gwendolyn Bennett
GB Poems Page

Kalamu Ya Salaam
KYS Poems Page
Kevin Young
KY Poems Page
Terrance Hayes
TH Poems Page
Camille Dungy
CD Poems Page
Melvin B. Tolson
MBT Poems Page

Eugene B. Remond
EBR Poems Page
Bob Kaufman
BK Poems Page
Afaa M. Weaver
AMW Poems Page
Dudley Randall
DR Poems Page
Henry Dumas
HD Poems Page

Effie Lee Newsome
ELN Poems Page
Amanda Gorman
AG Poems Page
Ted Joans
TJ Poems Page
Nikky Finney
NF Poems Page
Jill Scott
JS Poems Page

Alicia Keys
AK Poems Page
W.E.B. Du Bois
WEBDB Poems Page
James Baldwin
JB Poems Page
Sherley Anne Williams
SAW Poems Page
Chinua Achebe
CA Poems Page

Pauli Murray
PM Poems Page
Benjamin Zephaniah
BZ Poems Page
Patricia Smith
PS Poems Page
Tracy Smith
TS Poems Page
Kwame Dawes   {Updated on October 18, 2022 - 5 new poems}
KD Poems Page

Jericho Brown   {Updated on October 18, 2022 - 5 new poems}
JD Poems Page
Tyehimba Jess   {Updated on October 19, 2022 - 5 new poems}
TJ Poems Page
Vievee Francis   {Updated on October 20, 2022 - 5 new poems}
VF Poems Page
Angela Jackson   {Updated on October 20, 2022 - 5 new poems}
AJ Poems Page


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