Wednesday, March 4, 2009

More Sojourner Truth

Sojourner Truth was featured in Eberle's Women's Art is Women's Work post on Tuesday, & I know that at least one reader really had her interest piqued to learn more about this great writer & activist. As part of her follow-up on Sojourner Truth, it appears that Sandra Leigh of the excellent blog, The Amazing Voyages of the Turtle, composed a found poem based on Truth's "Ain't I a Woman" speech delivered at the Woman's Convention in Akron in 1851.

I'm a big fan of found poetry, & Sandra Leigh has done a good job of transforming Truth's remarkable language into a poem. You can read Sandra's poem here at The Found Poetry Project, a blog that's worth checking out in general.

The poem is definitely worth a read, & it's extraordinarily gratifying that someone was moved to find out more about this remarkable woman from Eberle's post. For any other curious readers out there, you can find The Narrative of Sojourner Truth here at Project Gutenberg.


  1. Thanks again, John. Blushing here.

  2. I haven't come across a lot of found poetry, but I'm off now to chase up your link.

  3. Sandra: You're very welcome.

    Dave: Hope you enjoy-- I find it an interesting site.


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