Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Young Poet Steals John Legend Show With Ferguson Tribute

"One of them was a young woman, whom I believe was introduced as Caitlin Clark at the end of the show (there was no on-screen indication of her name on Yahoo!'s live feed, and hers was just one of the names Legend said when introducing the group of poets that recited during the show). Her brilliant three-and-a-half minute poem touched on racism, the state of Ferguson, Gaye's career, her father's deployment in Afghanistan, mainstream media's apathy, and her own frustration as a young person who feels like "the best I can do is tweet about it." --GAWKER


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