New York: October House, 1970. Hardcover. 64p., first edition, dj. This collection by the African American poet includes his tribute to Malcolm X, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, and to Martin Luther King, Words in the Morning Time.
Detroit-born African American poet who at one time worked for the Federal Writers' Project, where he researched black history and folk culture. He was the first African-American writer to hold the position we now refer to as "US Poet Laureate."