I met him in high school during or after Zora Neale Hurston. During a scene study in drama class, I read The Dutchman. I found it very bold and the vernacular likening my uncles and father. He felt familiar. I read more on him and the adjectives attached to his name were, “controversial and radical” which I had not yet defined for myself. But I knew if my sheroes, Nikki Giovanni, Sonia Sanchez and Maya Angelou spoke highly of him… he was someone I needed in my library.