Born July 9, 1936 Harlem, New York City. She has published 28 books of poetry, essays, and fiction. She was a regular columnist for The Progressive and a prolific writer whose articles appeared in The Village Voice, The New York Times, Ms., Essence, the American Poetry Review, The Nation and many other periodicals.
1989 - 2002 University of California at Berkeley. Professor of African American Studies Founder and Director: Poetry for the People.
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