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Let us first define racism. What is racism? Racial separatism is the belief, most of the time based on racism, that different races should remain segregated and apart from one another. Racism has existed throughout human history. It may be defined as the hatred of one person by another -- or the belief that another person is less than human -- because of skin color, language, customs, place of birth or any factor that supposedly reveals the basic nature of that person.
Cornelius Eady, born , is one among the many who deals with race and class in his poetry. He has published seven collections of poetry and has been awarded many honors, nominations for awards, and awards. He called me up and said he was going to do this book with different sections, with different writers and different approaches to the subject of imaginary black men.
But somehow the project lost steam. The verdict had come in, and Smith was sitting in prison. But I kept being nagged by this guy; an idea had taken hold, and I kept writing poems. So, at the end of Running Man I started reconsidering what the rest of those poems in Brutal Imagination were going to be like. The best way to understand this poem is to read the verses as whole sentences. What the poet probably tries to say here is that even these days there are parts of towns where the slum live and bad things like murders, robberies, kidnappings, carjacking, etc.
That is precisely why Eady says: If you are caught In my part of town After dark, You are not lost; You are abandoned. Between the lines there are a few questions Eady wants the readers ask themselves. To be prejudiced like this is disgusting, yet, there are still many who believe they are superior just because of their background, wealth, or skin color.
As we know, Mr. Zero become one. Since Susan Smith has given birth to Mr. Zero, naturally, she calls him along to the police artist. Of what kind of look does Eady speak here? Maybe it is just the inability of the artist to express what he is told in the eyes of the accused. You call me now To the police artist.
It is apparent that the poem is thoroughly political as the whole collection is. It has race, identity and ethnicity as main themes. As these two things bear the very complex influence of racial, national, cultural, linguistic and religious characteristics, if follows naturally that both his race and ethnicity have big influence on his poetry as every poet pours a part of himself and his experiences in his poetry.
Cornelius Eady is not an exception. The tones he gives to his characters are neither angry nor just sad. They are quiet, intelligent, piercing and somewhat disturbing for the readers, because they make them think about race.
Many people, scientists, doctors as well as common people would say AIDS, the bird flue, or cancer are the most dangerous and incurable diseases of our time. I would say racism is. In the above mentioned interview for TBR, when asked about the form of his poems Cornelius Eady says he likes working in short lines of four feet, three fet, three and a half.
Sources: 1. The Bloomsbury Review, Vol.