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That attitude that fighting is probably not fair, but you have to defend yourself anyway and damage the enemy, has been profoundly consequential as far as my political activism goes.

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But, based on my friendship with Evie as young mothers, I started going on freedom rides in 1966.

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So, poetry becomes a means for useful dialogue between people who are not only unknown, but mute to each other. It produces a dialogue among people that guards all of us against manipulation by our so-called leaders.

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Poetry is a political act because it involves telling the truth.

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The first function of poetry is to tell the truth, to learn how to do that, to find out what you really feel and what you really think.

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I am a feminist, and what that means to me is much the same as the meaning of the fact that I am Black: it means that I must undertake to love myself and to respect myself as though my very life depends upon self-love and self-respect.

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To tell the truth is to become beautiful, to begin to love yourself, value yourself. And that's political, in its most profound way.

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In the process of telling the truth about what you feel or what you see, each of us has to get in touch with himself or herself in a really deep, serious way.

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