Inheritance by Elizabeth Acevedo, Read by the Author
Powerful Poetry from a Spoken-Word Poet
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Poet Elizabeth Acevedo’s narration of her groundbreaking spoken-word poem resonates with love, understanding, and heartbreak. Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Emily Connelly discuss Acevedo’s breathtaking narration of Inheritance, her poem originally titled “Hair” that achieved viral fame during her 2014 slam poetry circuit. With a thrumming rhythm and exquisitely placed pauses, Acevedo celebrates the beauty and importance of Black hair. While brief, it’s an audio packed with insights and clarity that demands a relisten.
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