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Joyce Carol Thomas

  • Zelma gospel-skipped so quick in her deep-blue robe whirling with every step she took, somebody had to unwrap the guitar from around her neck. She was a jubilee all by herself.

    • Joyce Carol Thomas,
    • "Young Reverend Zelma Lee Moses," in Daryl Cumber Dance, ed., Honey, Hush! ()
  • She has the gaze / Of the gods / In her voice / Her song is / The wind / Set free.

    • Joyce Carol Thomas,
    • "Aretha," in Mickey Pearlman and Katherine Usher Henderson, A Voice of One's Own: Conversations With America's Writing Women ()
  • I am all that I am / And some of what I hope to be.

  • The worst thing: to give yourself away in exchange for not enough love.

    • Joyce Carol Thomas

Joyce Carol Thomas, U.S. writer, poet, playwright, speaker

(1938)