Poet reflects on America where ‘an angry man can shoot a teenager’

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For Major Jackson, poetry is a vehicle of exploration. His poem “Stand Your Ground” responds to Florida’s law that was famously invoked in the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17-year-old boy. Jackson gives his Brief But Spectacular take on leaving his mark.

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