Today a friend reminded me that one of my poems should be out there, listened to and heard. And, I agree with him! With all the talk going on about the recently crowned Miss America, Nina Davuluri, I am reminded of just how powerful art can be in the face of fear. He recommended the audio recording of my poem, Hyphen-American, be listened to as part of the dialogue on racism. Listen, enjoy and share! Sep 17 Art is powerful in the face of fear. Listen to Hyphen American, for Nina Davuluri and for all of us.