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The Best Poetry Books That Explore Communities of Color

When I discovered poetry books that captured the essence of urban neighborhoods and the personalities, feelings, and thoughts of young Black and Brown men and women, I completely fell in love.

In the spirit of sharing my love of poetry, I wrote an article for where I discuss some of the best ones.

Check out my poetry book recommendations and why I love each one of them in this article: The Best Poetry Books That Explore Communities of Color


Monique “Nikki” Murphy is an awarded Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker based in New York, a poet, financial literacy advocate, wife, mother, and award-winning author of Home For Hurricanes: A Memoir of Resilience in Poetry & Prose, a Black coming of age story book available online. As a DEI and motivational speaker, Murphy leverages her corporate leadership experience, DEI expertise, and elements of her personal story of resilience to help her audiences become intentional about thriving in life and work.

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