Category Archives: Charles White

Charles White Endures – Updates 21-A and 22-A

Two new poems have been added to “Charles White Endures” 21-A. Charles White Shelters “Harriet” harriet taubman harriet anyone my aunt harriet flees north blanketed under blood eyes wary on you To see “Harriet” by Charles White, please click here 22-A. Charles White Lights video in sunny hollywood hill gallery recalls ‘seventy-seven exhibit here featuring […]

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Amiri Baraka Clears Mind

decades ago when poet amiri baraka’s surname jones rebuked for obscenity by langston hughes in essay “that boy leroi” boy now almost eighty on stage with fiftyish daughter at hammer museum and can’t remember abstract impressionist painter who dripped jackson pollock she said and the mexican muralist my man diego rivera she said baraka generally […]

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Charles White Endures – Updates 25 & 26

Two new poems have been added to Charles White Endures 25. Housing Update for Charles White rolling hills road’s still pretty houses decent don’t know which was yours driving out canyon route shaded by dense trees two unpleasant young men interrupt stepping onto road waving to stop i speed by to see barred altadena windows […]

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Charles White Endures

(These poems were originally published out of chronological order and are here reorganized to form a life story.) 1. Goodbye Father daddy’s dead but momma says we’ve got to sit way back in church and from there i watch everyone especially the family in front crying even harder and realize where daddy’s been six days […]

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