Very first african american poet

2008 poems

She was kidnapped as a child,
the slaves who brought Her over from Her country,
had taught Her how to read and write.
before long, She started writing poems

that had to deal with religion,

and She was the first african american
poet to ever do something like this.

(c)Cherisse Powers


Author's Notes/Comments: 

Phillis Wheatley dedication

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