I first came across Sacajawea living in Washington state. Of course it was her name in a textbook, but I thought it was intriguing that a woman would be willing to travel with a group of men to places she had never been. 610 more words
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This is exactly the kind of poetry I aspire to write; lyrical, clever in rhyme and imagery and extremely emotional.
I just read this and it is now one of my favourite poems, probably because I can relate to it and I really love poetry that just seems like a piece of someone’s soul turned into art.
How To Date A Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, Or Halfie) by Junot Diaz, 1995
The magic trick:
Having the narrator directly address the reader with helpful hints as in an advice column… 235 more words