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Affrilachian Poet, Hip-Hop Head, and Afro-Punk Mitchell L. H. Douglas is the author of Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, a collection of persona poetry written in the voice of late soul legend Donny Hathaway. A Cave Canem fellow and poetry editor of PLUCK!: The Journal of Affrilachian Arts & Culture, Douglas' second poetry collection, \blak\ \al-fə bet\, will be published by Persea Books in February 2013.
Bob Marley & The Wailers
Rage Against the Machine
The Decline of Western Civilization
Do the Right Thing
American History X
Dien Cai Dau (Yusef Komunyakaa)
Head Off & Split (Nikky Finney)
Rose (Li-Young Lee)
Montage of a Dream Deferred (Langston Hughes)
The Bridegroom (Ha Jin)
Brutal Imagination (Cornelius Eady)
Lunch Poems (Frank O'Hara)
Native Guard (Natasha Trethewey)