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Why this poet says there is no ‘single story spun on a single tongue’

Erica Dawson, a professor and writer, said she was surprised while on book tour recently to be faced with the same question over and over again, about speaking for “the black experience.” Black poets “never went away. We don’t only deserve the stage in tumultuous times. We aren’t just rage,” says Dawson, who shares her humble opinion on recognizing individual voices.

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