James Baldwin’s poetry

I remember reading an article where I came across a poem from James Baldwin.  At that time, I did not know that he had written poetry.  So I decided to find his poetry and came across this book:

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I began reading this book and find his poetry well written just like his other work.  His poems would reflect the ideas of race, sexuality, and identity through his writings.  Some of the poems were like stories or memories of his life.  Others were meaningful and original in his own way.  For anyone who reads his work would like to try to his poetry as well.  Here’s a couple of his work to read and enjoy:

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