• Michael Kleber-Diggs, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse

    Date: 2018.07.03 | Category: Words of Wisdom | Tags: ,

    “In spite of countless examples to the contrary—Baldwin, Hughes,

    Ellison, Morrison, Walker, Angelou, James (and who could hope to fill

    such lofty shoes?)—I didn’t think my voice would be valued in the

    world. In many ways I still don’t. To the extent that I go forward

    anyway, I do so as a result of that helplessness I described earlier. It’s

    not that I feel the world hungers for my stories. It’s not that I think

    most of what I want to write about is as valued in mainstream

    publishing as other stories are. It’s more that I’m resolved to sing my

    songs anyway, and I’m content to sing them to those in the world who

    want to hear them.”

    — Michael Kleber-Diggs, How Dare We! Write a multicultural creative writing discourse