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Gloria C. Oden

  • This is the way of grief: / spinning in the rhythm of memories / that will not let you up / or down, / but keeps you grinding through / a granite air.

    • Gloria C. Oden,
    • "The Carousel," in Arnold Adoff, ed., The Poetry of Black America ()
  • Dark hair, dark skin / These are the dominant measures of / my sense of beauty.

    • Gloria C. Oden,
    • "The Way It Is," in James E. Miller et al., Question and Form in Literature ()

Gloria C. Oden, U.S. poet, educator, editor, educator

(1923)

Full name: Gloria Catherine Oden.