From my very first post I wanted to pay homage to the speech which inspired the title of my blog, Ain't I a Woman? by Sojourner Truth. Such a beautiful speech, such a beautiful name, such a beautiful woman. It is one of my favorite pieces. I strive to emulate this style in my own work. Poetic and powerful. Honest and unafraid. Memorable. And I like brevity. It too is beautiful. This is the standard I wish to be held to as I explore the question with you ~ ain't I a writer?
"Obliged to you for hearing me, and I do have a few things more to say..."

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Friday, April 30, 2010


      National Poetry Month ends today, and I'd like to close it by sharing this poem. The poet, Deborah Digges, took her own life last year during poetry month. I am not usually attracted to dark poetry, but this one speaks to me. Tell me what it says to you.

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