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Saturday, April 05, 2014

The SONG OF LUIS ELIGIO

Cuban poet and freedom activist Luis Eligo D'Omni recently visited us here in New Orleans. I wrote  a poem based on his account of beatings he's received from the police & conversation with his mother. Luis returned the favor making this video.

1 comment:

Deborah Rankin said...

Roger. I really connected with the line "the first salt water of my shore". Emerging into new life through suffering is so powerful. I had a recent experience of it that launched me. I am reading Burnt Books. Is severe editing a parallel to book burning? At Kenyon Marie Howe referred to my writing as interestingly minimalistic. I want the reader to make the connections, so I back off by cutting to the bone. I burn more than half what I write.

Wow use of video with the subject moving in and out.