Bamboo shoots on my grandmother's side path
grow denser every year they’re harvested for nuisance.
Breezes peel blush and white petals from her magnolia,
lacing unruly roots in the spring grass. For nine decades
she has seen every season stretch out of shape, this past
Black History Month
February is Black History Month, a special time to celebrate and reflect on the achievements of African Americans, though we celebrate African American life, art, culture, and history year-round. Browse the list below for poems about the African American experience and find more resources on our Black History Month page.