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(Poets and Poetry in America)

Mari Evans is known not just for her poetry but also for her children’s books, which include Singing Black: Alternative Nursery Rhymes for Children (1976) and Dear Corinne, Tell Somebody! Love, Annie: A Book About Secrets (1999). She has also written a number of plays, such as Eyes (pr. 1979) and River of My Song (pr. 1977), and a volume of essays, Clarity as Concept: A Poet’s Perspective (2006). She directed The Black Experience for WTTV in Indianapolis between 1968 and 1973 and edited Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation (1983).