One of the hardest things for me to do is be fully open in a poem. By that I mean, honest and not trying to amplify some... - Adrian Matejka Quotes
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Quote:One of the hardest things for me to do is be fully open in a poem. By that I mean, honest and not trying to amplify some mythological version of myself. I was a poor, geeky black kid in Indianapolis. There is nothing mythological about that. So to try to truly render the kind of economic and racial inequity I grew up in, I had to find a way to be more honest about what happened. And it wasn't fun to write, even though the poems aren't 100% autobiographical. - Adrian Matejka Quotes
  


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