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2613 Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) 2614 to blk/recordlbuyers

2615 Masks

2616 A Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King

2618 June Jordan (b. 1936)

2619 Pocm About My Rights

2622 To Frce Nelson Mandela

2624 Ishmael Reed (b. 1938)

2625 I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra 2627 Flight to Canada

2629 Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo) (b. 1941) 2630 from Sand Creek

2636 Pedro Pietri (b. 1944) 2637 Puerto Rican Obituary 2644 Traffic Violations

2646 Jessica Hagedorn (b. 1949) 2648 The Death of Anna May Wong 2649 Filipino Boogie

2651 Victor Hernandez Cruz (b. 1949) 2652 urban dream

2653 Mountain Building 2655 Table of Contents

2656 Joy Harjo (Creek) (b. 1951)

2657 The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window

2659 Gary Soto (b. 1952)

2660 Braly Street

2662 Mexicans Begin Jogging 2663 Black Hair

2663 Rita Dove (b. 1952) 2664 Kentucky, 1833

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2666 Daystar

2666 Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) 2668 Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway 2670 Poem for the Young White Man ..