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American poet and writer of poetry Amanda Gorman

Amanda Gorman’s Poetry Shows Why Spoken Word Belongs in School

By Kathleen M. Alley, Mississippi State University; Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University, and Wendy R. Williams, Arizona State University During my research studying a diverse...

Holiday reading: Five picks from a great year for African writing

By Peter Kimani, Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC) It’s been a great year for African writing, with Tanzania’s Abdulrazak Gurnah...

Why Gil Scott-Heron’s ‘Whitey on the Moon’ still feels relevant today

A.D. Carson, University of Virginia Not long after the July 20, 1969, Moon landing, Gil Scott-Heron – a poet hailed as the “Godfather of Rap”...

Gil Scott-Heron Inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Prophetic Genius Inspired a Generation of Rappers and Musicians with "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" Trice Edney Newswire Legendary poet, musician and author Gil Scott-Heron...

Maya Angelou Chosen as Inaugural Coin for American Women Quarters™ Program

Voice & Viewpoint Newswire Poet and author Maya Angelou has been chosen as the figure for the first coin in the American Women Quarters™ Program....