Celebrate Black Poets

logoTo celebrate Black History Month, I start class off everyday with a poem by a Black poet. Here’s my Playlist if you want to use it in your classroom. Sometimes we talk about the poem afterwards, sometimes we free-write or journal, sometimes we just let the poem be. It depends on the poem and our agenda for the day. This list is nowhere near complete, and I encourage you to discover and share more Black artists who will resonate with your students.

A special tribute to Gwedolyn Brooks, created by Eve Ewing and Nate Marshall:

And I always save this one for the last day:

More lessons for teaching Black poets

Amanda Gorman Inauguration Poem Lessons

New Hyperdoc for Rudy Francisco

SZA Workshop Series

Considering Elegy with Clint Smith & Danez Smith poems

A Declaration in Poetry with Tracy K. Smith

Exploring “Heart to Heart” by Rita Dove

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