Poet’s Viewpoint: I Thought All Black Kids Grew Up with a Mr. Cooper
This month, Durell Carter shares a tear-jerking poem with us. This poem moves in a way that invokes a glimpse into a childhood pressed against adulthood and the reflection of the two. Further, Mr. Carter adds:
“I Thought All Black Kids Grew Up with a Mr. Cooper” was inspired by my never having a Black teacher and how I feel like it impacted me as a student. I truly believe schools need to have Black representation in their buildings.”
Durell Carter is a teacher and a poet based out of Oklahoma. He just recently finished working on his graduate degree in Literature at the University of Central Oklahoma. He has had poetry published in Prometheus
Dreaming, Petrichor Journal, From Whispers to Roars, and Tempered Runes Press.