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Author: SHANGE, NTOZAKE
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Shange, Ntozake    Poet's Biography
Alternate Author Name(s): Williams, Paulette
19 poems available by this author


BLOOD RHYTHMS - BLOOD CURRENTS - BLACK N' BLUE STYLIN    Poem Text    
First Line: Fragrant breezes in the south
Subject(s): African Americans; Freedom; Conduct Of Life; Negroes; American Blacks; Liberty


BOCAS: A DAUGHTER'S GEOGRAPHY    Poem Text    
First Line: I have a daughter/ mozambique
Subject(s): Blacks - History; Racism; Racial Prejudice; Bigotry


ELEGANCE IN THE EXTREME    Poem Text    


FOR COLORED GIRLS    Poem Text    
First Line: Dark phases of womanhood
Subject(s): African Americans – Women


FRANK ALBERT & VIOLA BENZENA OWENS    Poem Text    
First Line: She waited on the 7th floor
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


FROM OKRA TO GREENS    Poem Text    
First Line: I haveta turn my television down sometimes cuz
Variant Title(s): From Okra To Greens - A Different Love Poem
Subject(s): Ethnic Groups - United States; Minorities - United States; U.s. - Race Relations


I LIVE IN MUSIC    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Music & Musicians


LOVIN YOU IS ECSTASY TO ME    Poem Text    
First Line: 25 years w/ the art ensemble
Last Line: Lovin you is ecstasy to me
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


MY FATHER IS A RETIRED MAGICIAN    Poem Text    
Subject(s): Fathers


NAPPY EDGES (A ACROSS COUNTRY SOJOURN)    Poem Text    
First Line: St. Louis - such a colored town - a whiskey
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


NO MORE LOVE POEMS #1    Poem Text    
First Line: Ever since I realized there waz someone callt / a colored girl an evil woman
Subject(s): African Americans - Women


OKRA TO GREENS: A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF SOUND, DOWNTOWN       
First Line: I thought I might be in slug's
Last Line: It's ten years later/ & the changes are transcribed
Subject(s): Jazz; Music & Musicians


PEOPLE OF WATTS    Poem Text    
First Line: Where we come from, sometimes, beauty
Subject(s): Los Angeles; African Americans; Negroes; American Blacks


RESURRECTION OF THE DAUGHTER    Poem Text    
First Line: The family had been ill for some time
Subject(s): African Americans; Daughters; Family Life; Negroes; American Blacks; Relatives


SENSES OF HERITAGE    Poem Text    
First Line: My grandpa waz a doughboy from carolina
Subject(s): Race Awareness; African Americans; Ancestors & Ancestry; Trees; Moon; Family Life; Negroes; American Blacks; Heritage; Heredity; Relatives


SORRY'    Poem Text    


WITH NO IMMEDIATE CAUSE    Poem Text    
First Line: Every 3 minutes a woman is beaten
Subject(s): Women - Abused; Wife Beating


YOU ARE SUCHA FOOL    Poem Text    
First Line: You are sucha fool/ I haveta love you
Subject(s): Love; Poetry & Poets


“SORRY”    Poem Text    
First Line: One thing I dont need'
Last Line: & no count straight out stead of being sorry all of the time enjoy being yourself
Subject(s): Male-female Relationships; Love