Famous Creative Women Quotations from . . .

Mari Evans
(1923-____) born on
US "poet, educator, editor". "She has written several volumes of poetry and edited the critical anthology "Black Women Writers: 1950-1980.""

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F
"Idiom is larger than geography; it is the hot breath of a people singing, slashing, explorative. Imagery becomes the magic denominator, the language of a passage, saying the ancient unchanging particulars."

R
I am a black woman
the music of my song
some sweet arpeggio of tears
is written in a minor key
and I
can be heard humming in the night
Can be heard
humming
in the night
A
If we have the Word let us
say it
If we have the Word let us
be it
If we have the Word let us
DO.
N
"I try for a poetic language that says, "This is who we are, where we have been, where we are. This is where we must go. And this is what we must do.""
K
I'm
gonna spread out
over America
intrude
my proud blackness
all
over the place.

 



Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F:  ""My Father's Passage," in "Black Women Writers.""
R: "In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995."
A: ""Nightstar.""
N: ""My Father's Passage.""
K: ""Viva Noir.""


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