African American Poets and their poems. A list of the top 100 most popular and best famous African American (Black) poets. Here are the best and most popular famous African American (Black) poets in history (with their best poetry).
Langston Hughes (1902-1967) - James Mercer Langston Hughes is the most famous black poet of all-time. He’s essentially the go-to component of any literary prose expert when describing African-American poetry. He was a remarkable influence on the beat poets in the 1950s and 1960s, and he challenged everything from segregation, class conflict to the promise of Communism.