requiem for a black lady poet



I am strained and strange
A body deranged housed 
In a cage they dare call

I sing them my song
My onliest tune to
A beat they deem fit to
Tap their toe to

But none of them knew
I had to be watched for
Behind my back
Are hands picking locks.




My name is UH-DEE-YUH…

Just received some MAJOR love from Bob Boilen and Ann Powers on All songs considered!!!

But my name is pronounced UH-DEE-YUH. Kinda like the shoe! 

“NPR Music’s Ann Powers joins the show to talk about Adia Victoria, a young, mysterious Nashville singer she’s recently become enamored with. Her first single, “Stuck In The South,” was released a few weeks ago and has sent ripples through the Nashville music scene.”