My name is Wayétu Moore. I’m going to be reading “A Song” by Paul Laurence Dunbar. This book of poems was a gift from a
really great friend of mine in college. He was the friend who encouraged me to
pursue creative writing. He bought me this book and he said “you should check
it out”. And so we would read the poems together, and this particular poem we read quite frequently and he was the inspiration for my creative career and
so as a result this poem is very important to me.