you can say that again, billie

Please tune in to or stream the PBS program Poetry in America starting February 11th. Nick Spitzer will be joining poet Evie Shockley to talk about her work “you can say that again, billie,” dedicated to Billie Holiday’s performance of “Strange Fruit.” Colleagues on the program include Thelonious Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley, singer Cassandra Wilson and host Elisa New.

You can stream “you can say that again, billie” here.

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