Praise Song for Marlin
(Sunday, October 6, 1968)
When Marlin Briscoe started for the Broncos, we cheered.
we cheered when Marlin Briscoe started for the Broncos.
Le Hinton is the author of six poetry collections, including: Sing Silence (Iris G. Press, 2018). His work can be found in The Best American Poetry 2014, Summerset Review, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, and outside of Clipper Magazine Stadium, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, incorporated into Derek Parker’s sculpture, “Common Thread.”
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Another Black History Month
Revolution [19th Century]
“any free person, who shall hereafter teach, or attempt to teach, any slave within the State to read or write… shall be liable to indictment”
Act Passed by the General Assembly of the State of North Carolina
at the Session of 1830—1831
To learn, we break the law.
We learn to break the law.
Sunday Morning [20th Century]
“but as I write these words now I cannot stand and sing “the National Anthem.” I have learned that I remain a black in a white world.”
I will sit right here for now.
For right now, I will sit here.
The Content of Our Color [21st Century]
just a dream~
dream a just
Jazz Piano Skinnys
She danced the chord Monk played for
She played the chord Monk danced for.
“We will meet again,”
we will meet again.
We invited genius for tea
genius we invited for tea.
School & Church
Our father’s hands were
were our father’s hands.