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The author I researched was Tim Seibles. He is an American poet that will approach certain themes like racial tension and intimacy from many different angles as he writes his poetry. The fact he would approach themes in multiple angles and put them into one poem is what i found most interesting about this author.
The poem I liked most was Bury Me in a Free Land because it really shows how people felt when there was slavary. Frances Harper wrote "I ask no monument, proud and high, To arrest the gaze of the passers-by; All that my yearning spirit craves, Is bury me not in a land of slaves." which shows me that she was talking about not caring if she had a big tombstone and all she wanted was to be buried in a land that slavary no longer existed. I never thought about how the slaves would have felt when it came to their death but this poem made me see they did not care about being known they just wanted to be buried in a free land.