Thylias Moss

(1954 / Cleveland, Ohio)

Thylias Moss Quotes

  • ''The writer in me can look as far as an African-American woman and stop. Often that writer looks through the African-American woman. Race is a layer of being, but not a culmination.''
    Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994).
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  • ''Anger becomes limiting, restricting. You can't see through it. While anger is there, look at that, too. But after a while, you have to look at something else.''
    Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994).
  • ''One must always be aware, to notice—even though the cost of noticing is to become responsible.''
    Thylias Moss, African American poet. As quoted in the Wall Street Journal (May 12, 1994).

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The Culture of Glass

Columbo's eye, Peter Falk's indivisible
from the other's vitreous dupe that he can pocket,
rub into, off of, and shine the crystal eyeball after
it subs in a game of table pool. Oh yeah!

The future of fortunes is manufactured revelation
of a snow globe: when the right someone gets his hands
on such a world, that world is shaken to pieces, the glass

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