Tag: Poetry

Verses: Knocking off the Nerves

Whenever I feel the heavy burdens of life I reach out to a hip-hop verse that I know pretty well.  It gives me a familiar feeling and I feel powerful because I know the verse so well. Quick tip:  As I sat in the car waiting to interview for my current librarian position, I listened

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For My People by Margaret Walker Alexander

By far, one of my favorite poets and poems of all time.  I had the honor of walking the campus of Jackson State University when she was there, marching in the Sonic Boom of the South with her grandson, and serving her dinner as a waiter at Red Lobster!  Hope this touches you as well…