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Rickey K. Hood.
Ignorance is bliss but knowledge is burdensome
Let us dance in the night
Beneath a moonless sky
Blind to the world
Near the edge of the pit
Let the music rage
Fill our hearts and souls
As we dance violently
Near the edge of the pit
Echoes call out to us
“Watch your step, watch your step”
Disembodied voices saying nothing worth while
As we dance in time near the edge of the pit
What joy it is to be free
Twirling, twirling in the darkened sky
Free of the cares of the world
Slipping unnoticed into the pit of oblivion
“…u’ve got the gift 2
Gab, like Shakespeare, but black.”
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Born in Charlotte, NC, Rickey K. Hood is proud to be a native of the Queen City. He is an award-winning poet as well as an essayist, playwright and performer whose works have been featured in various national and international publications. He has also written and produced a play performed at the Smithsonian Institution Anacostia Museum (And Still I Rise, the life and poetry of Maya Angelou).
He has written and performed original work for the Smithsonian Institution and has taught poetry lectures for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg public libraries and Central Piedmont Community College.
Mr. Hood has been published in many anthologies such as Journey to Timbooktu, edited by Memphis Vaughan Jr.; Our Truth by Dr. Uplift; Main Street Rag, volume 6 #1; and Humanities in the South, Journal of the Southern Humanities Council #89. And magazines like: Key Stone 1997 Central Piedmont Community College student arts publication; Six issues of AMAG, INC. Awareness Magazine; and a former journalist for the Black Reign News. He has also been honored in the Marquis: Who’s Who in America 2001 and 2002 editions.
He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Religious Studies at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his Associate in Arts degree of Central Piedmont Community College. He furthered his studies and attained several certifications in Islamic studies from Islamic Online University. He currently lives in the Washington D.C Metro Area.