Larry J. Knight, Jr.

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Larry J. Knight, Jr.
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It is a widely held belief that when the creator breathes life into each of us, some indelible talent is bestowed upon our souls. For Larry J. Knight, Jr., it was the gift to communicate through the power of language. It is this special gift that has allowed him to speak to the masses through both the written and spoken word.

Liz Valentine remarked in Jacksonville’s Entertaining U Newspaper that Knight has “...a range of talents from vocalist to profound writer.”

A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana and a graduate of Southern University, poet, writer, spoken word performer and actor Larry Knight has performed at various venues in Louisiana, Georgia, New York, ... more »

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An Elegy

I’ll miss your innocence;
the way you danced
by moonlight,
without a song,
down St. Charles Avenue,
carelessly,
whispering into the night,
tracing your fingertips
on the trunks of trees
as you moved pass them,
your arms outstretched,
like wings,
balancing you,
giving you flight;

I’ll dream of your baptism,
when you were immersed
within transient waves of jazz;
the way you floated
down the River Walk
on its notes,
effortlessly;
how you, and the waves
of the Mississippi,
moved synchronously
in that ...

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