Negro Digest
May 1965 via googlebooks

Karl Shapiro

A Curtain Raised

Melvin B. Tolson, Poet


Karl Shapiro's "The Poet Who Writes in Negro" article on Tolson is here:
The Poet Who Writes in 'Negro':
Down With 'The Tradition': Decolonization of American Literature

The poet & educator Sarah Webster Fabio (1928-1979) famously responded to Shapiro with an essay of her own entitled Who Speaks Negro?" A Poet's Reply to Karl Shapiro in the December 1966 issue of the Negro Digest. Fabio was a leader in both the Black Studies and Black Arts movements.