Poetry. California Interest, African & African American Studies. Contributors include Samuel Getachew, Nicos Hubbard-Riley, Elijah I. Hynson, Damion Evans, Charles Hall, and Daniel Summerhill. BLACK JOY: AN ANTHOLOGY OF BLACK BOY POEMS is an unapologetic, unrestrained, and defiant celebration of culture, friendship, and community. This compilation of poems by black boys from Oakland is an elaborate and heartwarming guide through the intricacies of what it means to be young, black, and undoubtedly alive in today's day and age.