When the Famous Black Poet speaks, I understand that his is the same unnervingly slow rambling method of getting from A to B that I hated in my father, my father who always told me don't shuffle. The Famous Black Poet is speaking of the dark river in the mind that runs thick with the heroes of color, Jackie R
In 1931, Alabama established a state poet laureate position, which is currently held by Jennifer Horne, who was appointed to a four-year term in 2017. Horne's most recent collection is Little Wanderer (Salmon Poetry, 2017).
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Those four black girls blown up in that Alabama church remind me of five hundred middle passage blacks, in a net, under water in Charleston harbor so redcoats wouldn't find them. Can't find what you can't see can you?