Some Memory & Other Poems – Romeo Oriogun

Some Memory & Other Poems Romeo Oriogun Independence The sun draws for itself life – away from the chapelof the British, away from dialects of my forebears,away from the surrender of the beauty of Beninto gunpowder,      I have created a home in the creeks,...

Hungry Days – Tammi Browne-Bannister

Hungry Days Tammi Browne-Bannister 1 I overheard this conversation between the people sitting on the strip-up van seat in front of me. The latest was about a woman who had to run for her life. I heard that she was panting, dripping sweat, snot and tears, wearing a...

Friend, Let’s Go – Atie Eric

Friend, Let’s Go Atie Eric It was on one of those days – sitting behind my work desk, staring intently at the computer screen, sound of the standing fan wheezing left to right and left again, in a room that smells of fresh paint that makes my eyes water – that I...

Sway – Sussie Anie

Sway Sussie Anie She won’t be unseen. Her, leaning face neck and shoulders from the little window three floors up. There, waving a cerise spill of silk.  She’s seen me, it’s hard not to: my conker-shiny face and my pressed navy shift amidst so many strangers wrapped...

Children of Assata Freestyle & Other Poems – Deshawn McKinney

Children of Assata Freestyle & Other Poems Deshawn McKinney Children of Assata Freestyle whether or not she did i wonderif we should. // an idea, in it an apple and tree,                                                                                       a...