"Can you read right now at least please?"
Fable is harassing one of his students.
"Can you at least read in front of us?" he asks.
The student, Jocelyn, already said she doesn’t want to read her poem. She hardly ever speaks at all in this class.
But Fable, whose given name is Marcel Price, will not let up.
"I won't ask you for anything ever again," he says earnestly.
Fable is one of the teachers of this class, one out of four members of a poetry collective known as The Diatribe. The other poets are Rachel Gleason, G Foster II and Shawn Moore. They all pile on Jocelyn, the only student here today who hasn’t yet read a poem out loud.
The four poets plead, each in turn.