Denise Levertov

“The poem has a social effect of some kind whether or not the poet wills that it have. It has kinetic force, it sets in motion… elements in the reader that would otherwise be stagnant.”

Sonia Sanchez

“The words loved me and I loved them in return.” Sanchez is one of the most influential black woman poets. Her poems have been widely anthologized, and are collected in Home Coming (1969), We a BaddDDD People (1970), A Blues Book for Blue Black Magical Women...