TCS Black Poetry Day – “This Freedom … This Beautiful and Terrible Thing”

Flowers For Socrates

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“You’re allowed to miss the people who were bullets to you,
but you’re not allowed to let them shoot you again.”
Reyna Biddy, spoken word poet, author of We Find Our Way

“What does it mean to be a poet in a country where more money
per minute is spent on armaments, when we are supposed to be at
peace, than is spent to feed the starving children …When the price

of one stealth bomber, already outmoded, is more than the entire
federal appropriation for all the arts in this country? What does it

mean that a Black, lesbian, feminist, warrior, poet, mother is…

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