Sunday, June 5, 2011

...The Revolution Will Live On...

A family emergency left me completely out of the loop for nearly a week, so I was very late to hearing about the passing of Gil Scott-Heron.

I had the pleasure of meeting him once, very briefly many, many years ago at a poetry reading arranged by a teacher of mine. I told him I was a "some time poet" and he told me there was no such thing. He told me, "every word is important once you say it."

I never forgot that. And I will never forget him.

Definition of a Poet

"I'm New Here"

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Lupe Fiasco's tribute is here.

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