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Analysis and comments on Hard Rock Returns To Prison From The Hospital For The Criminal Insane by Etheridge Knight

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Comment 2 of 50, added on November 16th, 2010 at 9:01 PM.
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Just a reference for Rhonda, these men were not in a hospital, they were in
prison...The "screws" were the correctional officers. Read it again and
consider the civil rights violations these men had yet to receive as the
laws were not enacted until 1970.

Shannon Dale-Adams from United States
Comment 1 of 50, added on November 18th, 2009 at 5:32 PM.
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I have never heard of E.Knight until about aweek ago. I am so pleased to
read his poems and this one encouraged me to read more on him and his work.
I have also made home adjustments for my teenager and his "TEENAGER"
attitude to write down his feelings journal them. I also write poems and
journal my feelings and thoughts and concerns have been doing so for 14
years it really works not that it all makes since when you go back read it
and i can almost feel the feelings all overt again. This poem to me was
very strong i also like "straight up" talk just give it to me straight and
frank. this poem i felt like i was in the hospital with the other "screws"
I felt as if i was waiting for Hard Rock to act out. this was exciting to
me interesting and I wish our Literature teachers would teach us more poets
and authors of color. Give our children hope to that ther eis an escape
from these streets and poverty. GREAt!

Ronda from United States

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Information about Hard Rock Returns To Prison From The Hospital For The Criminal Insane

Poet: Etheridge Knight
Poem: Hard Rock Returns To Prison From The Hospital For The Criminal Insane
Volume: The Essential Ethridge Knight
Year: 1968
Added: Feb 21 2003
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