Wow. The silence is deafening.
It seems no one really cares to know why we don't know each other. Go figure. I say we set up a lunch or dinner, shoot the shinola, get this thing figured out. Kenneth? Rachel (I imagine you hugely pregnant)? Kwame, you coming this way anytime soon? Jeff?
I see us as a United Nations of poetry. All hope lies with us. We must not fail.
Patricia Smith has been called “a testament to the power of words to change lives.” She is the author of seven books of poetry, including Incendiary Art (2017), winner of an NAACP Image Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award; Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah (2012), which won the Lenore Marshall...