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“This poem takes its title from a poem by Lord George Byron….McCrae’s poem adapts the poem’s basic structure to explore a different sort of weariness: His seems to be a song of postelection despair, an exhausted giving up on the possibility of ever escaping the legacy of slavery.” – Matthew Zapruder 

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Shane McCrae: We’ll Go No More a Roving

— George Gordon, Lord Byron, although I first encountered it in a setting by George Walker, the first black composer to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music

We’ll go no more a roving from
Our bodies       love who once had roamed
So far as almost to have been
The owners of our bodies then

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Michelle Brittan Rosado -ODE TO THE DOUBLE “L”

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Zoë Hitzig : OBJECTIVITY AS BLANKET