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Anne Spencer

  • Heaven's Virginia when the year's at its Spring.

    • Anne Spencer,
    • "Life-Long, Poor Browning...," in Sterling Allen Brown et al., The Negro Caravan ()
  • It is dangerous for a woman to defy the gods; / To taunt them with the tongue's thin tip ...

    • Anne Spencer,
    • "Letter to My Sister," in Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, eds., The Poetry of the Negro 1746-1949 ()

Anne Spencer, U.S. poet, activist

(1882 - 1975)

Full name: Annie Bethel Scales Bannister Spencer.