Saturday, June 18, 2016

Response to Reginald Harris's "The Lost Boys: A Requiem"

Re: Reginald Harris's "The Lost Boys: A Requiem"

Though "The Lost Boys: A Requiem" resembles the form of an ordinary list, Harris' poem is one of the most moving pieces I have read in a while. The narrative this poem presents is one that I know many other African Americans living in predominantly black, urban spaces can also identify with having a list of "lost boys". All who read this, whether they identify with it or not, should feel compelled to further investigate the whereabouts of all the missing men.

Zari Taylor
University of Virginia

AALCI 2016

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