Szymborska’s poems are mostly short, and her output was not voluminous—only around 400 published poems. And yet, she is one of the few contemporary poets you can call beloved and not have it be a condescension or an insult
Intersting.The first known African American to publish literature, he was a lifelong slave of the Lloyd family on Long Island. He was a servant who was a clerk in the family business, a farmhand, and an artisan. He was allowed to attend school and was a devout Christian, as were the Lloyds. His first published poem was written on Christmas Day, 1760.