A Black Poet Selects the Best American Poetry

A new Penguin anthology edited by Rita Dove highlights a number of African American poets.

By: Abdul Ali
Posted: Oct. 26 2011 12:10 AM
Gordon Parks/St. Mary's College/M.P. Sirait
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