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artscouncilindy: VOTING CLOSING SOON: Help us select the City of Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends Etheridge Knight mural concept. Three finalists have interpreted Knight’s legacy in their own unique style. View the artists’ designs and cast your vote by March 19.

MrWildstyle: VOTE I like Alkemi's concept for this Etheridge Knight mural the best Here's the link to vote -

AdamGussow: Etheridge Knight reading his blues poem to HS kids. Doesn't get much better than this.

artscouncilindy: Help us select the City of Indianapolis Bicentennial Legends Etheridge Knight mural concept. Three finalists have interpreted Knight’s legacy in their own unique style. View the artists’ designs and cast your vote by March 19.

artscouncilindy: REMINDER: Join us this Saturday, March 4 to help select an artist for the next Bicentennial Legends mural honoring Etheridge Knight. Tune in at 1 p.m. to see the proposed mural concepts. Register here:

eihtbeezy: You gotta get Etheridge Knight’s essential reader. He’s a Korean War vet who got injured, came home and fighting heroin addiction. His shit really spoke to me once I got 2 community college. I like Cesaire’s Solar Throat Slashed…he’s got a very aggressive way of putting things.

BlmBoston: He wrote 'Invisible Paintings' with Ishmael Reed and 'Yardbirds II' in partnership with Joe Johnson and Ishmael Reed. Etheridge Knight (1931 - 1991) was a poet and author who had a keen interest is literary expression and style.

BlmBoston: Like Amiri Baraka, Knight's time in the military impressed upon him the realities of American life. Etheridge was seriously injured and suffered from PTSD during the Korean War. In 1950s, an addiction to pain killers would land him in prison.

AliceFa41743636: Poet (Etheridge Knight) visited my school during the 6th grade. He read poems and spoke to us about his literary mother, Gwendolyn Brooks. Up until that point, I assumed all writers were dead. Etheridge said that we could write books too. And so it is.

AesopWriters: Poet (Etheridge Knight) visited my school during the 6th grade. He read poems and spoke to us about his literary mother, Gwendolyn Brooks. Up until that point, I assumed all writers were dead. Etheridge said that we could write books too. And so it is.

artscouncilindy: Help us select an artist for the next Bicentennial Legends mural honoring Etheridge Knight. Tune in at 1 p.m. on March 4 to see the proposed mural concepts and hear from the artists, along with a panel of Knight experts. Register here:

LasirenLabalen: Come out and see a very special BLAX Museum dedicated to Mari Evans, Etheridge Knight, and Fannie Lou Hamer!

CrownHillCem: (3/3) An Etheridge Knight mural will be unveiled along Massachusetts Avenue in the Fall of 2023.

CrownHillCem: (1/3) Poet Etheridge Knight, Jr. (4/19/1931-3/10/1991)“I died in Korea from a shrapnel wound, and narcotics resurrected me. I died in 1960 from a prison sentence, and poetry brought me back to life.” And it brought him much honor and acclaim.

StreetLevelTech: Each day during Black History Month, I'll post a link to a poem by a Black author. Day 3: The Idea of Ancestry by Etheridge Knight

UPittPress: We're celebrating Black History Month with a 40% off sale on select titles, including favorites like THE ESSENTIAL ETHERIDGE KNIGHT and brand-new titles like Jacqueline Royster's MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE! Shop the sale now:

eihtbeezy: "The sun came, Miss Brooks, After all the night years. He came spitting fire from his lips." - Etheridge Knight

poemakontsa: The sun came, Miss Brooks. And we goofed the whole thing And now the sun has gone, has bled red Again the night shadows form - Etheridge Knight

LeftMelancholic: Etheridge Knight, fuuuck

jaeoctober: Etheridge Knight, Paul Beatty, J. California Cooper, Tobias Wolffe, Victor LaValle, Toni Cade Bambara, Amy Hepel, Charles Bukowski, Denis Johnson, Zore Neale Hurston

mnisinson: Seems like a good time to read Etheridge Knight’s “On Watching Politicians Perform At Martin Luther King’s Funeral”

LindsaySeldera: Prof assigned Etheridge Knight and an extremely out of touch textbook on the same week to keep us on our toes

LindsaySeldera: Reading Etheridge Knight for the first time and I had to stop and catch my breath jfc this is poetry

kobe96qo: To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Bagley Wright Lect EGT0NXK

ArsEstHabitus: We dreamed of doing but could not bring ourselves to do. Etheridge Knight (ph. Larry Silver, Bronx Subway Station. New York, 1950)

beier36ubimz: To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Bagley Wright Lect BRBVRSR

knarpoet: “A revolutionary is a doomed man with no certainties but love and history.” (Etheridge Knight / "No Moon Floods the Memory of That Night")

jacarpress: “Here’s a poet who possessed a genius for surviving the harsh realities of America.”

TheSpokenMind: "...When I discovered what Hughes did, I did not have that kind of art-for-art's-sake hangup anymore, because the duty of the artist is to communicate with his [their] people." Etheridge Knight

TheSpokenMind: "Because I personally don't feel that competition has any place in art—one cannot be creative competing...If you wind up doing that shit you won't be addressing honestly your own audience..." —Etheridge Knight

Bo68rD: To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Bagley Wright Lect CJFTNOE

JPWriter12: A great article by Yusef Komunyakaa on the poet Etheridge Knight. If you have or have no read any of Knight’s poems, you will enjoy Komunyakaa’s perspective.

callnumberbox: Yusef Komunyakaa on the Genius and Contradictions of Etheridge Knight

UNDWritersConf: "It seems that sometimes Etheridge [UND WC 1981] wanted to appear in contradiction, not wrestling with but embracing a duality: unlettered and wise, rural and urban, good and bad, or tough and sweet, cool and uncool." ~Yusef Komunyakaa (UND WC 1995)

QuibellPaul: Yusef Komunyakaa on the Genius and Contradictions of Etheridge Knight

steveweddle: ” The collection of poems The Lost Etheridge edited by Norman Minnick seems perfectly timed. Etheridge Knight, the toastmaster—the man and the poet—is certainly hard to pin down.”

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lithub: “Here’s a poet who possessed a genius for surviving the harsh realities of America.” Yusef Komunyakaa on Etheridge Knight.

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literaryty: “I died in Korea from a shrapnel wound, and narcotics resurrected me. I died in 1960 from a prison sentence and poetry brought me back to life.” The remarkable poet Etheridge Knight

literaryty: "he smiles he knows the hunt the enemy he has the secret eyes he sees through stone" From 'He Sees Through Stone' by Etheridge Knight.

POETSorg: Juan Felipe Herrera is reading “The Idea of Ancestry” by Etheridge Knight. Tune in here:

POETSorg: Taped to the wall of my cell are 47 pictures: 47 black faces: my father, mother, grandmothers (1 dead), grand- fathers (both dead), brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins (1st and 2nd), nieces, and nephews —Etheridge Knight

XConsuelo8: To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Bagley Wright Lect VDLUOJJ

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AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

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AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

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AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

AJEtheridgeArt: New artwork for sale! - "Medieval Female Warrior Fantasy Knight" -

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Harmony_Holiday: 'The more and more that you get into poetry, or into any art, it's about the dissolution of the ego, not the enlarging of the ego.' — Etheridge Knight

inihelene: And I and I / must admit that the sea in you has sung / to the sea / in me and I and I / must admit that the sea in me has fallen / in love with the sea in you Etheridge Knight

POETSorg: Thinking quiet in my toy, I watched looking cool for mother. —Etheridge Knight

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All__Incomplete: Much of Etheridge Knight’s prison poetry, according to Patricia Liggins Hill in Black American Literature Forum focuses on imprisonment as a form of contemporary enslavement and looks for ways in which one can be free despite incarceration.

All__Incomplete: The Idea of Ancestry Etheridge Knight - 1931-1991

MrsLouiseWS: I'm listening to Carly Simon Bread Alison Moyet The Spice Girls Take That Roxette Kirsty MacColl Gladys Knight & Pips Melissa Etheridge The Corrs Stooshe Del Amitri Natalie Imbruglia Noiseettes Texas Tina Turner Mary J Blige Missy Elliott The Stereophonics Oasis WetWetWet

CBAW_: This generative workshop will explore family and ancestry through poetry. Using close readings of poems by Etheridge Knight, Rita Dove, Lucille Clifton, Natasha Trethewey, and more, we will consider how the use of persona can examine, celebrate and/or reconsider familial history.

DerraisCarter: Hoyt Fuller's invite to Etheridge Knight and Sonia Sanchez's wedding..."a simple/poor/Black/thing"

DemarioBecker: To Float in the Space Between: A Life and Work in Conversation with the Life and Work of Etheridge Knight (Bagley Wright Lect [HZ7GA65]

SebastianAvenue: The “Broadside Quartet” Sonia Sanchez, Haki Madhubuti, Nikki Giovanni, and Etheridge Knight.

DavidCollard1: and Kurt Luchs (Minneapolis) on the remarkable African-American poet Etheridge Knight, Julian Stannard (Southampton) reading 'The Lentil Chronicles' and Tomoé Hill's 'The Dress and the Bench' read by Stephanie Elleyne. A hell of a night!

NinosIndex: yes, Etheridge Knight

iamkelseyog: It’s 3 of em for me but Etheridge Knight, June Jordan, and Amiri Baraka

jclreads: Etheridge Knight, Mary Oliver, or Li-Young Lee (I make no apologies for not being able to narrow it further)

versedotpress: White folks say I'm lazy and late too much, Not objective—depend on fate too much. Philosophers say I wanna BE too much. Reagan say I talk about me too much, Singing songs ‘bout being free too much. — Etheridge Knight

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eihtbeezy: ‘Unless the Black artist establishes a ‘‘Black aesthetic’’ he will have no future at all. To accept the white aesthetic is to accept and validate a society that will not allow him to live’ -- Etheridge Knight

openpoetrybooks: “Flowers are growing / out of wine bottles:” -Etheridge Knight, The Lost Etheridge: Uncollected Poems of Etheridge Knight, ed. by Norman Minnick, with foreword by Yusef Komunyakaa

fah451bks: used books - Black Voices from Prison by Etheridge Knight - (1970 rare book)

ButlerLib: Celebrate Indianapolis poet Etheridge Knight's legacy tomorrow, Aug. 13, 3-4:30 pm at the Center for Black Literature and Culture at Central Library, 40 E. St. Clair St. Learn more about Irwin Library & Butler's connections at

BalmaKathleen: Knight, Etheridge - The Essential Etheridge Knight (1986)

oldbuffalo: on and off over the years this man's (Etheridge Knight) poetry comes to mind. see comment for a poem that resurfaced last night.

MAD_lines: How do you write about love? How do you think about romance and passion? These are the questions I keep coming back to over and over as a literary artist. Love is complex. "Love is a rock against the wind. Not soft like silk and lace." - Etheridge Knight

eihtbeezy: When I first left active duty I wanted to be an essayist and a poet. Still thinking about studying poetry once I'm done with grad school. Everytime I re-read some Etheridge Knight the shit gets me motivated to give a shot again ngl...

cindery_angel: as always, reading Etheridge Knight on the 4th

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TomWilemon: Signed poem by Etheridge Knight autographed by the Black Arts Movement poet. 11"by 15" No. 143 of 150 limited edition. No glass cover. Asking $75.

BadGeef: Feeling a weird kinda sadness, like the end of that one etheridge knight poem, he was our doer of things y'know? One of the last original outlaws

ButlerLib: A way to stay out of the heat & learn more about poet Etheridge Knight - visit the traveling archival exhibit featuring material from Butler’s Etheridge Knight Collection & student researchers at Indy PL Central Library, Center for Black Literature and Culture, 40 E. St Clair St.

notrivia: again, Etheridge Knight

windstonegolf: Two teams tied with a score of 36. Lisa Hunter, Jenny Rogers (pictured), Anne’s Robinson, Cheri Etheridge. Team 2: Catherine Seat,Karen Knight, Amanda Nist, Sheri Etheridge.

notrivia: Etheridge Knight's poetry has been a recent discovery for me

AmPoetryReview: APR Recommends: Kinchafoonee Creek Press's The Lost Etheridge: Uncollected Poems of Etheridge Knight, a new collection of poetry and prose by the groundbreaking poet — some of which originally appeared in APR in the early 1970s! Check it out here:

AndrewField37: I love this poem and this reading. When he reads, "Each fall" to "galvanizing my genes," it gets into a totally different area of power. And the video is also beautiful and amazing. Etheridge Knight poem- The Idea of Ancestry



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