Event Title

Reading: Etheridge Knight

Presenter Information

Etheridge Knight

Location

UND Memorial Ballroom

Start Date

18-3-1981 3:00 PM

End Date

18-3-1981 4:00 PM

Description

In this audiovisual recording from March 18, 1981 as part of the 12th annual UND Writers Conference: “Voices,” Etheridge Knight reads a selection of poems. Knight reads “Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminally Insane,” “He Sees Through Stone,” “For Freckle-Face Gerald,” “To the Man Who Sidled Up to Me and Asked, 'How Long You in Fer, Buddy?',” “The Idea of Ancestry,” “The Warden Said to Me the Other Day,” “To Make a Poem in Prison,” “As You Leave Me,” “The Violent Space (Or When Your Sister Sleeps Around For Money),” “Apology for Apostasy,” “Portrait of Mary,” “My Uncle is My Honor and a Guest in My House,” “Welcome Home, Andrew Young, I'm Sure Glad You Didn't Get Hung,” recites a version of the African American oral poem “Shine” and his own “Dark Prophecy: I Sing of Shine,” reads “No Moon Floods the Memory of that Night,” “Ilu, the Talking Drum,” “Welcome Back Mr. K: Love of My Life,” “A Poem On the Middle East Peace Project,” “And Tell Me, Poet, Can Love Exist in Slavery?,” and “Bellysong (For the Daytop Family).”

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Mar 18th, 3:00 PM Mar 18th, 4:00 PM

Reading: Etheridge Knight

UND Memorial Ballroom

In this audiovisual recording from March 18, 1981 as part of the 12th annual UND Writers Conference: “Voices,” Etheridge Knight reads a selection of poems. Knight reads “Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminally Insane,” “He Sees Through Stone,” “For Freckle-Face Gerald,” “To the Man Who Sidled Up to Me and Asked, 'How Long You in Fer, Buddy?',” “The Idea of Ancestry,” “The Warden Said to Me the Other Day,” “To Make a Poem in Prison,” “As You Leave Me,” “The Violent Space (Or When Your Sister Sleeps Around For Money),” “Apology for Apostasy,” “Portrait of Mary,” “My Uncle is My Honor and a Guest in My House,” “Welcome Home, Andrew Young, I'm Sure Glad You Didn't Get Hung,” recites a version of the African American oral poem “Shine” and his own “Dark Prophecy: I Sing of Shine,” reads “No Moon Floods the Memory of that Night,” “Ilu, the Talking Drum,” “Welcome Back Mr. K: Love of My Life,” “A Poem On the Middle East Peace Project,” “And Tell Me, Poet, Can Love Exist in Slavery?,” and “Bellysong (For the Daytop Family).”