Tag Archives: Poetry

Monday Open Thread | Black Poets Week: Phillis Wheatley

Phillis Wheatley, 1753–1784 Although she was an African slave, Phillis Wheatley was one of the best-known poets in prenineteenth-century America. Pampered in the household of prominent Boston commercialist John Wheatley, lionized in New England and England, with presses in both … Continue reading

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Black History | Rita Dove

Rita Frances Dove (born August 28, 1952) is an American poet and author. From 1993–1995 she served as Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress. She was the first African American to be appointed since the position … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Friday Open Thread

We hope you’re enjoying the poetry and jazz this week.  Happy Friday, Everyone! Wikipedia: Yolande Cornelia “Nikki” Giovanni (born June 7, 1943) is an American poet, writer, commentator, activist, and educator. Her primary focus is on the individual and the power … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Wednesday Open Thread| POETRY!

A Brief Biography:  Rita Dove served as Poet Laureate of the United States and Consultant to the Library of Congress from 1993 to 1995 and as Poet Laureate of the Commonwealth of Virginia from 2004 to 2006. She has received … Continue reading

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Serendipity SOUL | Monday Open Thread-POETRY!

April is NATIONAL POETRY MONTH and 3 Chics would be remiss if we didn’t start our celebration by sharing the works of  poet Langston Hughes.  Afterall, we can’t allow former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum tohijack one of Mr. Hughes most indelible … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison Celebrates Eighty With Eloquence

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TONI MORRISON! Toni Morrison, Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, editor, and educator celebrated her 80th Birthday February 18, 2011.  My first-born and newly married daughter Renita had the distinct honor of attending Ms. Morrison’s 80th birthday celebration last Friday evening at Madison Hall-Library … Continue reading

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Terrance Hayes, 2010 National Book Award Winner For Poetry

Congratulations, Terrance Hayes! We can not the year go by without giving this brother his props.   I know there are a few folks who visit 3 Chics who loves poetry; I know I do! Wiki:  Terrance Hayes (born November 18, 1971 in Columbia, … Continue reading

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