I've started reading a collection of poetry by black writers. I'm just thumbing through and picking poems at random. I mark every poem I read, so eventually I'll make it through all the poems in the book. It's cool to be reading poetry by a black people who aren't Langston Hughes. Nothing against Langston (he had it goin' on), but it's so easy to be content with tokenism and to think that he will teach you all you need to know in the realm of poetry by people of color.
I'll share some of my favorites with you.