2020 Vilcek Foundation Prizes in Literature

– I see myself as an observer, as an archivist, to create for others that magic of a living story. – If you understand
history as an ongoing story it changes the way that you
interact with your time today. – I try to find ways to
make sure that my work addresses injustice
that most of the people in my community face. – We have to think of new ways
in which to language ourself. I loved poetry because it did not feel like I needed to stay
within certain rigid rules.

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