Morrison’s legacy is so vast, one reading isn’t enough! In Part 2, we read a poem by Vickie Vértiz, a poet channeling and crafting the language of her home, her culture, American history, the future. She dances out on the edge and pulls the center to her.
And a correction! In the podcast, I use the words “Hispanic” and of “Hispanic descent.” I should have used “Latino” or “Latinx.” Here’s why.
What did you love?
What was the first Toni Morrison book you read? What do you remember most? In this passage from Sula, what moment did you feel your attention zap upright? Where did it hit your heart. And in Vértiz’s poem, how did you respond to the cartwheeling and uncertainty? Which images wouldn’t let you go?
Tell us tell us tell us what you loved.