You Oughta Read This Poem: Magalu, by Helene Johnson.

http://www.ctadams.com/helenejohnson5.html Helene Johnson’s career, choices, and sacrifices she had to make to express herself as an artist make the term “edgy poet” seem like a cheap cliche. When critical demand dictated that black poets wrote in form, she wrote sharp, terse and physical free verse. When she did decide wrote in form, her work critiqued … Continue reading