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Monday 8 March 2021

Poetry Corner

Morning, Philistines! We have some much needed proper culture for you today. Poetry.

The 1950s brought us the Beat Poets. The 1970s brought us poets with beats, among them The Last Poets, Nikki Giovanni and today's featured poet, Sarah Webster Fabio. 

Between 1972 and 1977 Ms Fabio released a number of albums of poems from her 'Rainbow Signs' series of books. At least three of those albums are now available again thanks to the Smithsonian Folkways label.

"Glimpses" - Sarah Webster Fabio

"If We Come As Soft Rain" - Sarah Webster Fabio

The poetry revival of the 1970s was not just a phenomenon in the US, of course.

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