Etheridge Knight Reads Two Poems

“Hard Rock Returns To Prison From The Hospital For The Criminal Insane” & “The Idea Of Ancestry”

Etheridge Knight was an African-American poet who made his name in 1968 with his debut volume, Poems from Prison. The book recalls in verse his eight-year-long sentence after his arrest for robbery in 1960.

From the CD: Our Souls Have Grown Deep Like Rivers

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  • December 6, 2017 at 4:43 am

    Thank you, Etheridge Knight, for your voice and your words. You are America, too. You have much to show and share with us today. Now, when the entire country has become a prison. Thank you for discovering humor and love amidst your ruins.


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