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Feedback on self published history ode

I am seeking feedback and advice on the following historical poem. My goals are to have the poem published and distributed by a (main stream) publishing company. I would also like the poem to be included in literature textbooks.


Why did these Great People Bend?


It seemed to be a bad dream

in the year Sixteen and nineteen

about people distinct and diverse

yet all called Africans or the curse

tongues as varied as their names

called out their tribes and did proudly proclaim

Yoruba! Wolof! and Igbo!

Christian denominations that host neo-Confederate groups and their pious statements on race

Recently, after a letter writing campaign, St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Richmond, Virginia decided to disinvite the United Daughters of the Confederacy UDC) from having their national reunion service at St. Paul's. The article about this is online at:


CFP: International Summit on Civil and Human Rights (New Dates: October 28-30, 2015)

Kennesaw State University’s Center for African and African Diaspora Studies invites scholars, artists, activists, and practitioners to propose papers/panels and to participate in a three-day International Summit on Civil and Human Rights on October 28-30, 2015.  The summit is designed as a multi-disciplinary platform to remember, reflect, celebrate and interrogate historical and contemporary civil and human rights issues that are both national and transnational.   It incorporates discussions in all formats – visual and performance arts, spoken word, fine arts installation, panel and roundta