The Underlying Strife

I recently found this tidbit from “The Underlying Strife” by Calvin Hernton of the Umbra workship in the Black Arts Movement:

A poet is not a plaything

A poet is a perpetual struggle … an eternal


Toward the self-liberation of a wilderness dream

Deep-frozen in a profit-making civilization.

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