Black Arts Movement Poets and Poetry
1.Why did Maya Angelou use a woman as an image for the continent of Africa in her poem, “Africa”? Write 3 sentences.
2.Why did Etheridge Knight set his poem, Hard Rock Returns to Prison” in a prison? Write 3 sentences.
3. What happens to the pool players in “We Real Cool” by Gwendolyn Brooks? Why?
4. Who was the first African American to win the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry?