Archive for February, 2021

Women and Adversity: Lucille Clifton First Black Poet Laureate of Maryland

February 11, 2021

Lucille Clifton aimed to have Americans realize, through her poetry and other writings, that Blacks made noteworthy contributions in the United States. She is known for the impact her poems ma ...

Women and Adversity: Robin Houghton, Part I Award-winning Poet, Blogger, Author

May 9, 2019

  Determination is the keyword to describe Robin Houghton. She chose a career in marketing but says she tried for more than 30 years to get her poetry published. In 2009 her goal was to ...

Women and Adversity: Gwendolyn Brooks, Pulitzer Prize winner for Poetry

April 14, 2016

With April being National Poetry Month, I thought a tribute to poets is appropriate, and I’m starting with Gwendolyn Brooks. Ms. Brooks was the first African American to win a Pulitzer Prize. I ...


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