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Who's Writing the Real "Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri"?

Annie Finch | Posted 02.03.2015 | Books
Annie Finch

Barber is not the only poet I know who was offended by The Paris Review's decision to publish a convoluted, emotionally detached poem by a white male under the title "The Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri."

Amiri Baraka, Alvin Aubert: On the Passing of Poets

Terry Blackhawk | Posted 03.18.2014 | Detroit
Terry Blackhawk

Weeks of hard work, revision and practice have gone into creating a blockbuster group poem of Detroit pride, affirmation, social critique -- a manifesto of youthful determination and hope for a better future, no matter what.