On this list, readers will find ten of the best American poets of the 19th century. In addition to recommendations in regard to their most popular poems.
The poets on this list range in style, background, and the social, personal, and cultural contexts from which they drew inspiration. But, they all made an undeniable impact on 20th century American poetry.
Of all the incredible African-American poets to have ever written in the English language, twelve of the best are listed below.