If you’ve been following me on Facebook, you might have seen my posts about New York Times op-ed writer, Nicholas Kristof, and his call for poems about race.
Here are two articles that he’s written in response to the 300+ poems he received. The commentary is interesting, but the poems are wonderful. Angry, beautiful, hopeful, terrifying.
- (Sunday column) When Readers Do Get It
- Winners of My Poetry Contest About Race
I don’t want to quote from the poems here, I want you to go and read them all. Then I think we should all get together and write our own. Soon.