Poems circle around the Internet, trying to help us sort through this week’s violence See: In a violent week, Americans turn to poetry: Twitter users share poems about race and violence, hope and despair – By Alyson Ward – Houston Chronicle – July 9, 2016 The samples in the article include Nikki Giovanni’s “Allowables,” “The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till” by Gwendolyn Brooks, (Till, aged 14, “was murdered in 1955 for talking to a white woman,” ) and the last bit of C.D. Wright’s “More Blues and the Abstract Truth.” Share this:TwitterFacebookGoogleLike this:Like Loading... Related Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google+ account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email.