Your Favorite Poets’ Favorite Books of Poetry


Maya Angelou

The Collected Poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar

“When you are put down by the larger society and there’s a poet who compares the color of your skin to chocolate and brown sugar, you fall for it, because you need it. Paul Laurence Dunbar — who was one of the great poets of the 19th and 20th centuries — wrote about African-Americans, and he showed me the beauty of our colors and the wonder of our music.”

[via The Week]