Please read this this project. Poetry isn’t only in the words. It’s in the living.
“But there’s a conversation I’ve been having with my friends: Is celebrating this holiday enough to begin to fix all that’s so very broken? And, one tick further, is the national embrace of what has been known as the African-American Independence Day a dangerous idea? Some people wonder — if we sip on our traditional red drinks as we socially distance on screens and porches — will we be lulled into feeling more free than we really are?” — Veronica Chambers
Patricia Smith, Veronica Chambers, Toni Tipton Martin, and others share.
Please read, and listen. (Link)
don’t stop there.