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Obsidian: Literature & Arts in the African Diaspora

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Myth Four: The Writer is a Hermit

Myth Four: The Writer is a Hermit

  I know, I know, some of you are reading the title of this and saying, “But I write better alone” or “I like being alone.” It’s okay, I can be the same way. Though, when you’re a writer, I argue that you’re never actually alone. The characters are there with...

The History of Poetry

The History of Poetry

The word “poetry” itself comes from the Greek word poieo meaning “I create,” and create it does. Poetry is used to convey love, lyrics, anger, hate, magic… poetry is a method of creation and manifestation, a method of memory and preservation. Poetry is an art form,...

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