Essex Hemphill

Essex Hemphill

April 16, 1957 – November 04, 1995
Countries: USA

Essex Hemphill (April 16, 1957 – November 4, 1995) was an openly gay American poet and activist. He is known for his contributions to the Washington, D.C. art scene in the 1980s, and for openly discussing the topics pertinent to the African-American gay community.