Intersting.The first known African American to publish literature, he was a lifelong slave of the Lloyd family on Long Island. He was a servant who was a clerk in the family business, a farmhand, and an artisan. He was allowed to attend school and was a devout Christian, as were the Lloyds. His first published poem was written on Christmas Day, 1760.
Szymborska’s poems are mostly short, and her output was not voluminous—only around 400 published poems. And yet, she is one of the few contemporary poets you can call beloved and not have it be a condescension or an insult
Language Arts Poetry Project This project incorporates reading, writing, and research skills and helps students to demonstrate mastery and understanding of poetry components. For this project, students choose a topic as their starting point. They then locate (and cite!) three published poems and include analysis of each poem. Next, students write three poems of their own and also research their favorite poet. All of this information is compiled into a creative and organized booklet.
Poet, Phillis Wheatley, (b.1753 - d. December 5, 1784) Was sold into slavery at age 7, and transported to North America (Boston Massachusetts). She was bought by John Wheatley and named Phillis after the ship that brought her. She was the first African American woman to have her writings published.