When I think of Black female poets, I think of Maya Angelou.
I think of Audre Lorde.
I think of Toni Morrison.
While these women were some of the greats, regardless of their gender or race, they are joined by a ton of other great women.
The poetry world might seem small, but it’s not as small as you think.
There are tons of amazing Black female poets from the past and present, and we’re here to share them with you today.
From the classics to newer poets like Jamilla Woods and Mahogany L. Browne, here are 21 amazing Black female poets to look into.