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Toi Derricotte

  • ... one pain like this should be enough to save / the world forever.

    • Toi Derricotte,
    • title poem, Natural Birth ()
  • ... I hate it when, after I let a white person know they've said something racist, I end up having to listen for hours to their life.

    • Toi Derricotte,
    • in Patricia Bell-Scott, ed., Life Notes ()

Toi Derricotte, U.S. poet, educator

(1941)