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Quotation by Etheridge Knight
The WORD was that Hard Rock wasn't a mean nigger
Anymore, that the doctors had bored a hole in his head,
Cut out part of his brain, and shot electricity
Through the rest.
Etheridge Knight (1933–1991), U.S. poet. Hard Rock Returns to Prison from the Hospital for the Criminal Insane (l. 7–10). . .
Norton Introduction to Poetry, The. J. Paul Hunter, ed. (3d ed., 1986) W. W. Norton & Company.
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