Zinzi Clemmons On Writers

In recognition of Black History Month, Transformation Publications will present poems, essays, and other artistic creations by Black artists, musicians, and writers.

   Zinzi Clemmons
Zinzi Clemmons

l never felt like I had a tribe that I could belong to without some qualification – ‘you are this, but’… That kind of experience is what makes you a writer … I think all writers are outsiders, for some reason … They’re the people who kind of stand off to one side, they’re not participating, they’re observing..

 

Photo Credit: NoBody But Myself photographed by Tao Writer from the private collection of Melvin and Robin Jackson, ©️2017.

Note: This photograph was also the cover for my fourth publication, NoBody But Myself, What I Have To Give.

 

 

Listen to Little Anthony & The Imperials sing I’m On The Outside Looking In here.