Friday, December 5, 2008

The fist of survival: On childhood and poetry

"I wanted to leave everywhere from about the age of nine. This involved delinquency at school and withdrawal from the home scene. I didn’t like grown-ups with the exception of my father and felt uncomfortable with what was given to me as a birthright and what later came to be understood (by me and my culture) as meaning: White."

Click here to read my Harriet blog post on Fanny Howe, childhood, poetry, and survival.

Pictured above: Henia and Ilona Karmel

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