requiem for a black lady poet

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Here
I am strained and strange
A body deranged housed 
In a cage they dare call
‘freedom’

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.

 

 

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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.”

LISTEN HERE:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/allsongs/2014/08/05/338006118/new-mix-foxygen-lily-madeleine-porter-robinson-more

 
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