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Kevin Young reads Ross Gay’s poem ‘A Small Needful Fact’


Poet Kevin Young reads Ross Gay’s poem “A Small Needful Fact,” a poem that shifts focus from the details around the police violence that killed Eric Garner in 2014 to how the 43-year-old lived.

“A Small Needful Fact” appears in a new Library of America anthology of Black poetry, edited by Young, called “African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song.”

Photo by Melanie Dunea

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