Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Review of "Black Laws" by Roger Reeves

"Black Laws" by Roger Reeves, and assistant professor of poetry at the University of Illinois, Chicago, was offered by's Poem-A-Day on November 11, 2013.  A link to the poem, including the poet's notes, may be found here:

The poem takes the form of a kind of rant in black ghetto dialect.  The title helps the reader to prepare for the overt theme of social injustice as perceived by a black American.  The poem ends with a veiled reference to the death of Trayvon Martin and the poet's fear that he might be next.

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