Askia M. Toure, poet, activist, and a leading voice in The Black Arts Movement, is April 20 Poet of the Day. Read more about this fascinating poet below.
The History Makers: http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/askia-toure-41
Journal of Pan African Studies: http://www.jpanafrican.com/docs/vol5no7/5.67Askia.pdf
Videos: “A History of Civil Rights and the Black Arts Movement”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fiTKQRfVu1Q; “Nubian Dawn: A Goddess Smiles”: https://vimeo.com/19921546; “Black Writers Museum”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OyWFwuk1WUM; “Spit Fire Poetry Fest”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vFwmsjiaHeU
Cheryl Clarke, educator, poet, activist and more, is April 19 Poet of the Day. Read about this fascinating feminist poet below.
Videos: BlackPoetsSpeakOut: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQQ9jfpN-wA; “Queer Black Trouble (Kessler Lecture): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ieLeQOjtkyw
My belated poet of the day posts are slowly but surely coming! April 13 Poet of the Day is Anne Spencer, a Harlem Renaissance poet. More information about her is listed below:
Poetry Foundation: http://www.poetryfoundation.org/bio/anne-spencer
Modern American Poetry: http://www.english.illinois.edu/maps/poets/s_z/spencer/spencer.htm
Afro Poets.Net: http://www.afropoets.net/annespencer.html
Anne Spencer House and Garden Museum: http://www.annespencermuseum.com/poetry.php