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Poet Caroline Randall Williams talks justice with Transylvania community

Caroline Randall Williams wrapped up Transylvania University’s 2020-21 Creative Intelligence series Wednesday night with a moving reading and discussion on this academic year’s theme of “Justice.”

“I was invited here because of an article I wrote about my discomforting history. I wrote it really as a call that wants a response. It’s part of a conversation,” she said before reading an opinion piece she wrote for the New York Times.

“This whole conversation about justice in this moment: it comes down to the predicament of what to do when what’s written into law and what’s truly just are two different things,” Williams said.

Williams, who is a writer in residence at Vanderbilt University, is the author of “Lucy Negro, Redux” and “Soul Food Love.”