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Poetry from Etheridge Knight in Prison

Title

Poetry from Etheridge Knight in Prison

Subject

Activism/Protest Poetry from Prison

Description

After serving in the United States army, Knight returned with a shrapnel wound that led him to a drug addiction. In 1960, he was arrested for robbery and served eight years in prison in Indiana. He began writing poetry in prison and recieved visits from prominent African-American literary figures, such as Dudley Randall and Gwendolyn Brooks. There are two collections of poetry from his extended stay at a federal prison and this poetry contirbuted to the Black Arts movement. Knight's This movement radically opposed any concept that alienated the artist from his community. This poem is from Knight's collection "Born of a Woman: New and Selected Poems."

Creator

Ethridge Knight

Publisher

University of Pittsburg Press

Date

1980

Contributor

Curtis Kachur

Type

Text

Format

application/pdf

Collection

No Collection

MLA Citation

Ethridge Knight , “Poetry from Etheridge Knight in Prison ,” Student Digital Gallery, accessed May 25, 2022, https://digitalgallery.bgsu.edu/student/items/show/10915.