Categories poet reading Staggerlee wonders Post author By Kirby Post date June 3, 2020 1 Comment on Staggerlee wonders View this post on Instagram "I was not born to be what someone said I was. I was not born to be defined by someone else, but by myself, and myself only." – James Baldwin #jamesbaldwin via oldmasc A post shared by John Webster (@sissydude) on Jun 2, 2020 at 5:12pm PDT see also: On Language, Race and the Black Writer If Black English Isn’t a Language, Then Tell Me, What Is? Staggerlee wonders On Being White and Other Lies Share this:TwitterFacebookTumblrPinterestPrintEmailLike this:Like Loading... Tags jamesbaldwin By Kirby Poet. Book Fairy. Publisher knife | fork | book View Archive → ← Feast → Orange One reply on “Staggerlee wonders” Thank you for this, Kirby. I use this poem, plus several other Baldwin works, in one of my courses at the UofT. I love this poem, have done so for decades. Al LikeLike Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.