The PBS series Poetry In America devoted their latest episode to a poem entitled "you can say that again, billie" by Evie Shockley, inspired by the anti-lynching song "Strange Fruit," written by Abel Meeropol and first recorded by Billie Holiday in the late 1930s.
From the episode's description: "Shockley, jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, historian Robin D.G. Kelley, actor LisaGay Hamilton, novelist Beverly Lowry, and radio host Nick Spitzer join Elisa New to discuss the history of racism, violence, and artistic tradition in the American south."
The episode is now available to stream online. Watch it here! https://www.poetryinamerica.org/episode/you-can-say-that-again-billie/