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Etheridge Knight
(1931-1991) born on
Jan 00
US poet, educator. He published his first poems while he was an inmate in prison; went on to become an award-winning poet and taught at several colleges.
         
   
F
Each Fall the graves of my grandfathers call me, the brown hills and red gullies of Mississippi send out their electric messages, galvanizing my genes.

R
Another weaver of black dreams has gone.
A
To write a blues song
is to regiment riots
and pluck gems from graves.
N
I boil my tears in a twisted spoon
And dance like an angel on the point of a needle.
K
In the beginning was the word,
And in the end the deed.
Judas did it to Jesus
Tor the same Herd. Same Reason.
You made them mad, Malcolm,
Same reason.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "The Idea of Ancestry."
R: "For Lanston Hughes."
A: "Haiku."
N: "The Violent Space."
K: On Malcolm X; "It Was a Funky Deal," "Poems from Prison," 1968.
   


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