Claudia’s Poetry Notebook: Celebrating The Bluest Eye

Today, Evelyn N. Alfred honors Toni Morrison’s novel with creative poetry fragments written in Claudia’s voice.

I imagined what Claudia might write in a notebook about her experiences, if she felt that poetry was the only way she could express her thoughts. The idea was plausible, given how children and adults communicated with each other in her household, “We didn’t initiate talk with grown-ups; we answered their questions” (23).

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  1. […] Zetta Elliott: “The Bluest Eye and the Legacy of Colorism” Evelyn N. Alfred: “Claudia’s Poetry Notebook: Celebrating the Bluest Eye” * […]

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