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Poet Ntozake Shange re: what if poetry is not enough? “You have to keep acting like it is enough,” she said. “You have to keep affirming it, and bringing yourself to it. You have to keep hoping that it will move the mountain.” She wrote the verse play “For Colored Girls…” in the ’70s. But her story in the NY Times ("A Poet with Words Trapped Inside") inspired me this morning because she had two strokes and a neurological disorder, and couldn’t read or write as a result. But the woman is still fighting to express herself today. What’s holding you back?

Poet Ntozake Shange re: what if poetry is not enough? “You have to keep acting like it is enough,” she said. “You have to keep affirming it, and bringing yourself to it. You have to keep hoping that it will move the mountain.” She wrote the verse play “For Colored Girls…” in the ’70s. But her story in the NY Times ("A Poet with Words Trapped Inside") inspired me this morning because she had two strokes and a neurological disorder, and couldn’t read or write as a result. But the woman is still fighting to express herself today. What’s holding you back?

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