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"Poets," wrote Percy Bysshe Shelley, "are the unacknowledged legislators of the world." We turn to them to express what is best in us, to give us words during weddings, funerals, and all the important occasions that shape our lives. This memorial site was created to honor and remember poets whose words continue to inspire, and whose legacies live on in their poetry.
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Remembering the life, death and legacy of poet Ntozake Shange

Ntozake Shange was a pioneering black feminist poet and playwright who wrote "For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf." The play is about the racism, sexism, violence, and rape experienced by seven black women. Many future writers were influenced by the groundbreaking work. The 1975 Tony-Award nominee played for over 700 performances on Broadway. The play was adapted into a movie in 2010 starring Janet Jackson and Kerry Washington. The talented writer...
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