The Best Poetry by African-American Authors
Beautiful Poetry books written by African-American Authors. The poems could relate to love, events, everyday life. They could be motivating, hearth breaking, and inspiring.
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Still a Lady: Clarity, Love, and Light during a Global Pandemic, by Monica El
Still a Lady takes the reader on an introspective journey of self-love, romance, overcoming hardship, and self-empowerment.
Through Monica El’s poetic advocacy, she offers support, encouragement, and inspiration with the power of the written word. Moreover, these poems serve as an affirmation of one’s true self and a reminder than authenticity and vulnerability are not to be avoided, but embraced. By book’s end, each reader will be instilled with an unwavering sense of courage to turn their dreams into reality, even in the face of a global pandemic.
I'm Rising: Determined. Confident. Powerful., by Michelle G. Stradford
Take back your Power, your Glorious and Rise!“I'm Rising: Determined. Confident. Powerful.” takes the reader on an emotive journey of empowerment through life’s countless triumphs and tribulations. Above all else, it inspires one to tap into their infinite potential so they can overcome any obstacle that appears on their unique path.
Through heartfelt storytelling, alliterative diction, and soul-awakening themes, this empathic poetess instills each reader with an unwavering sense of perseverance, courage, and compassion.
The Complete Poetry, by Maya Angelou
The beauty and spirit of Maya Angelou’s words live on in this complete collection of poetry.
Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life.
The Heart and Soul of Black Women, by Janet Autherine
The book is a celebration of the beauty, vulnerability and humanity of black women. It is the healing, uplifting, heartbreaking stories of all aspects of our human journey, through the art of poetry.
Inside you will find poems addressing powerful issues, such as: Mothers of Black Boys, Black Love, Self-Worth, Strong Sisters Unite, Raising Special Needs Children, Addiction and Abuse, Single Motherhood, Healthy Dating and standing for Justice and Equality in the face of Racism.
Her, by Pierre Alex Jeanty
For those on a journey to find self-love and acceptance, the words on these pages are dedicated to helping you see the beauty staring back in the mirror, finding the strength to conquer your heartbreak, gaining the confidence to bury your insecurities, and to remind why you are such a powerful creature. In the pages of HER, best-selling poet Pierre Alex Jeanty shares through poetry, prose, and quotes, his unique perspective on women encompassing their strength and realizing their beauty. Every woman should experience the reality of being loved, and the joy of radiating those feelings toward the one they love.