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When asked to soften or control her work, @ChampagnePoet responds with a statement coined by the Black Poets Speak Out movement: “I am a Black poet who will not remain silent while this nation continues to murder Black people. I have a right to be angry.” https://bit.ly/2JztcLq
Bookstores across the nation are supporting protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Included in this article by @PublishersWkly is a list of black-owned bookstores where you can buy your next read: https://bit.ly/3eGXVUq.
At the 2016 @penworldvoices Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture, @rgay responded to a question about what writers & POC can do to tear down racism and the policing of black and brown bodies. Watch a recording of the event here: https://youtu.be/dl63ivu0kAw.