Danez Smith Reading “Say It with Your Whole Black Mouth”

This poem makes me despair that other human beings have to write poems such as this.

This poem makes me despair that I’ll never write anything so true.

Read the poem. Listen to the recording. Celebrate Danez Smith and his words.

https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/say-it-your-whole-black-mouth-0

 

20 thoughts on “Danez Smith Reading “Say It with Your Whole Black Mouth”

  1. This poem is so heartbreaking, enraging, and powerful. I read it a few weeks ago and instantly saved it to my files. All his work is incredible. In fact, I’m using his poem “Little Prayer” as the epigraph and through-thread to a new novel. Thank you for posting this.

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  2. “… take the hunter by the hand.”
    Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela,
    Ghandi … how times does this need
    to be said till the hunter is no more?

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