Etheridge Knight

(1931 - 1991 / Mississippi)

Comments about Etheridge Knight

  • Rookie Paul Ganz (5/4/2014 5:42:00 AM)

    I can feel the rhythm of the deep South and the banjo blues of the wonderful lyrics.

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  • Rookie - 243 Points Palas Kumar Ray (5/3/2014 11:59:00 AM)

    I am happy to come across your works dear poet.Your words comes out straight from the life you lived. My sincere tribute to you.

The Idea Of Ancestry

Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black
faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead), grand-
fathers (both dead), brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts,
cousins (1st and 2nd), nieces, and nephews.They stare
across the space at me sprawling on my bunk.I know
their dark eyes, they know mine.I know their style,
they know mine.I am all of them, they are all of me;
they are farmers, I am a thief, I am me, they are thee.

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