Friday, January 02, 2009

why he's good: coates and poetry

And you always fear, what you don't understand... - Ta-Nehisi Coates

if you aren't reading Ta-Nehisi Coates, you're missing something good.

i like the wide-ranging, walkabout nature of his brain - football, politics, black identity, hip hop, poetry, comics, movies, video games - they're all fodder for him.

this thread, i thought was particularly good. how often do you get (mostly non-english major) folks discussing poetry?

though i'm sad no one mentioned rita dove. (i really like her!)

1 comment:

Doris said...

Thank you, ding

--Doris