National Poetry Month at the Bunche Center LMC

Who’s That Poet? In honor of National Poetry Month, this Bunche Center quiz shines light on a renowned African American poet.

Check out the Bunche Center’s Library and Media Center for more information on these writers and their work.


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A. Which is the correct name of the Claude McKay poem below?

“My heart grows sick with hate, becomes as lead,

For this my race that has no home on earth”

  1. “America”
  2. “Enslaved”
  3. “Flamed-Heart”
  4. “Africa”

B. How long did McKay live?

  1. 1889 to 1948
  2. 1890 to 1950
  3. 1870 to 1900
  4. 1900 – 1950

C. Who is Claude McKay?

  1. A writer who was inspired by the works of Toni Morrison.
  2. An African American poet known for his work “I, Too, Sing America.”
  3. A Jamaican poet who was a seminal figure in the Harlem Renaissance.
  4. A renowned writer who established the Tuskegee Institute.


A. 2

B. 1

C. 3