The other day, I was listening to an interview that Curtis Fox from the Poetry Foundation did with the now-deceased poet Lucille Clifton. During the interview, Ms. Clifton read one of her poems, "homage to my hips." After she read, Mr. Fox mentioned that the poem had been written during the 1970s and asked her if it was a response to feminism.
Her answer? A laugh and "No, it was in response to my big hips!"
Poets of the world, if we all smile a little more, maybe readers won't be afraid to remember that poetry touches on everything human!
Link: Lucille Clifton