The White House” by Claude McKay

An American Poem” by Eileen Myles

Praise Song for the Day” by Elizabeth Alexander

Brazilian Is Not A Race” by Wendy Trevino

A Song for Many Movements” by Audre Lorde (audio)

Afterimages” by Audre Lorde

I Want a Dyke for President” by Zoe Leonard

Nikki-Rosa” by Nikki Giovanni

The President has Never Said the Word ‘Black’” by Morgan Parker

Spirits Unchained” by Keorapetse Kgositsile

Conditions XIV” by Essex Hemphill

Feeling Fucked Up” by Etheridge Knight

Selections from Poems from Guantanamo

For Malcolm X” by Margaret Walker

I Come From the Nigger Yard” by Martin Carter

Young Blood” by Assata Shakur

Our Wandering” by Dawn Lundy Martin

Addressed to Alabama” by Langston Hughes