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“I’m not going to die, I’m going home like a shooting star.” The Narrative of Sojourner Truth Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert Ain’t I a Woman is posted here today in honor of Black History Month (February) and International Women’s Day (IWD), coming up on March 8. One of the many guises in which poetry presents itself:  American actress Alfrie Woodard delivers New Yorker Sojourner Truth‘s spontaneous speech, Ain’t I a Woman. Sojourner gave this… Read More

Listen Child I read a poem today and decided I must deed it to some lost, lonely fatherless child… to brace her along her stony path … Listen child, don’t forsake your aspirations or buy the social OS Just let this poem play you like a musician her viola, reframing lonely into solitude and sanctity Let it wash you like the spray of whales Let it drench your body in the music… Read More