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Phillis Wheatley, Poet


For Lenny Letter, Doreen St. Félix writes on the legacy of Phillis Wheatley, the first black poet to have her work published in America:

In her second life, Wheatley’s poetry—and the imagined determination it took to create it, to appropriate the language of white imperialism for her personal truth—has become a founding myth, of a newer black-female canon.