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Don’t forget

White poets have continually dominated the literary world, and therefore poets of color are always measured against white poets’ standards of quality. When analyzing poets of color, people are quick to contribute elements of their style to the poets’ race. … Continue reading

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Why are you so difficult…

Prior to this class, it had been six years since I had critically analyzed a poem in an academic setting. During my freshman year of high school, I was a Creative Writing “major” at the Greater Hartford Academy of the … Continue reading

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“let’s go in the police station!”

A few years ago in Georgia, while on a walk with my black cousin, Christopher, I wanted to stop inside the police station. He asked if I was crazy (“also, no”), I asked him why we couldn’t visit, and he … Continue reading

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