B: Amazing! I did not think that they could speak this tongue.
Copyright 2021 Toi Derricotte.From I: New and Selected Poems by Toi Derricotte. Published by University of Pittsburgh Press. Used by permission of University of Pittsburgh Press.
Toi Derricotte is the author of six poetry collections and a literary memoir. She has won numerous literary awards, including the 2020 Frost Medal for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. From 2012–2017, Derricotte served as a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets