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Carver: A Life in Poems - My People to Coincidence Summary & Analysis

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My People to Coincidence Summary

"My People" is told from the perspective of Carver's black colleague at Tuskegee Institute. The colleague writes in an angry tone. He says everyone knows Carver has a Master's degree from a white man's college. His salary is double his colleagues. Carver has two single rooms, but the rest of the black faculty with Bachelor's degrees share double rooms. He says Carver speaks in a white accent and Carver thinks he is better than his black colleagues. Carver brings his students to the dump for class. The colleague says Carver is always on high horse, as if he is not a nigger.

"Odalisque" is told from the perspective of the same black colleague. He is angry because Carver asks for a lab space and painting studio. Carver says his work will honor blacks and go down in the history of the...

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