July 08, 2007

Politically charged poet

Indian outlook colors his poetry

At local spoken-word events, poet Bobby Wilson is a voice for American Indians.His tattooed forearm reads "1492."I'm walking around with a tattoo on my arm and an Indian on my shirt, just exploiting myself," he said at another show, before breaking into a poem.

"I/ continue to carry Columbus/ he walks among us/ tattooed/ on our souls is the/ end of freedom and/ the birth of freedom/ and the birth of forced control to a whip"

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