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  • Let America Be America Again, by Langston Hughes
  • Ain’t I a Woman! by Illona Linthwaite. A book of women’s poetry from around the world.
  • 25 Protest Poetry Collections To Read Right Now
  • Selected Poems of Langston Hughes. The poems in this collection were chosen by Hughes himself shortly before his death in 1967 and represent work from his entire career.
  • An American Sunrise, Poems by Joy Harjo, first Native American Poet Laureate of the United States
  • Little Big Bully by Heid E.Erdrich, Penguin Books, 2020
    In this collection, her first poem asks “how did we come to this”, this rigged and damaged society we have today? And how can Indigenous people claim a self-definition that pushes beyond caricatures and stereotypes?
  • When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through: A Norton (Poetry)
    Anthology of Native Nations
    – August 25, 2020, by LeAnne Howe Jennifer Elise Foerster Joy Harjo (Editor)
  • African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song (LOA#333): A Library of America Anthology, by Kevin Young, October 2020
    A Literary landmark: the biggest, most ambibitous anthology of Black poetry ever published, gathering 250 poets from the colonial period to the present.
  • Set the Garden on Fire for Jeanette Li by Chen Chen, University Fellow in poetry at Syracuse University