we is Black Rider‘s attributes so much to our predecessors. So much to storytellers whom we may never have anything more from them than their pages. Yet, when I came across this gem? I had to read. Rather listen to it.
With my walking around knowledge of Paul Laurence Dunbar, I’m ashamed to say I only really had a surface level knowledge of him.I knew that he died young, I knew that his poetry was prolific, and when I fell down a rabbit hole about him? I found out that he and his wife were pioneering African-American thought as we know it now.
So to hear his poetry spoken out loud? to delve into more of his own personal history? He gave me a new respect for him. I mean, he’s one of Maya Angelou’s favorite poets!
With this hour long personal concert by Mr. Bobby Norfolk, I was a little girl all over again. Listening and in wrapped attention to someone reading poetry to me. is some of my favorites in this particular work are: Colored Soldiers, and Little Brown Baby.
I recommend this book because Paul Laurence Dunbar needs more recognition than what he ever gotten life! Also because Bobby Norfolk does an amazing job of bringing his words to life￼!