Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Poetic Voice


All the poetry I have goes other places. It’s still with me. When I think about black lives, or the Black Panther comic, I’m thinking in a poetic sense.

In an interview at The Poetry Foundation, Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses the importance of poetry in shaping his writing.

Katie O'Brien is an English major at Cornell University, where she writes for kitsch magazine, DJs for a rock station, and complains about the cold. Find her on Twitter @abluekite. More from this author →