The Rime of Nina Simone

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The Rime of Nina Simone

by Tiana Clark
Southern Cultures, Vol. 24, No. 3: Music & Protest

“I must tell them that I. Am. Here. You cannot write around me.”

I didn’t recognize her at first,
but felt urgency inside her glittering
eyes—grotesque and morganite,
melting blooms. Her skin, stabbed

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