“Stinkbugs” and “A Memory:” Two Poems by Toi Derricotte
Toi Derricotte is a poet and University of Pittsburgh professor. Along with the poet Cornelius Eady, Derricotte helped found Cave Canem, an organization dedicated to supporting African American poets. She is the author of five books of poetry as well as her literary memoir The Black Notebooks. In 2011 she released The Undertaker’s Daughter, her fifth collection of poems.
In January, Sampsoina Way asked Derricotte to send us some unpublished poems. For National Poetry Month this April we feature two poems from Derricotte: “Stinkbugs” and “A memory.”
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