A Black Body for Black Love & Other Poems – Maelynn Ford

A Black Body for Black Love & Other Poems – Maelynn Ford

A Black Body for Black Love & Other Poems Maelynn FordA Black Body for Black Love write all your love letters to me in black inki want to feel like you see me my skinthe depth of my feeling for youi have a black heart in a black bodyi give new meaning to black...

We Lived Long In The Mountains & Other Poems – Amara Amaryah

We Lived Long In The Mountains & Other Poems – Amara Amaryah

We Lived Long In The Mountains & Other Poems Amara Amaryah​We lived long in the mountains And in doing so, lost the sacred art of naming ourselves, again.We no longer rise with the sun, forget that we’re of warm blood, of herbs that need                        ...

Nostalgia for Samsara & Other Poems – Pamilerin Jacob

Nostalgia for Samsara & Other Poems – Pamilerin Jacob

Nostalgia for Samsara & Other Poems Pamilerin JacobNostalgia for Samsara I prefer tension over attention.Daily, the half-light of memory dims.       The half-light of memory dims, daily,       & out of the silence, I moulded a bird. Inside your silence, I...

Two Poems – Britney Gabbidon

Two Poems – Britney Gabbidon

Two Poems Britney GabbidonMiniatures in a Game of Femme When I was ten, I believed myself to be a peacockI plucked my own feathers when I learned of my white belly I shave the width of my hips with a nail fileI try to juice the sex from me like lemons Sometimes, I...

The Odyssey & Other Poems – Samuel Adeyemi

The Odyssey & Other Poems – Samuel Adeyemi

The Odyssey & Other Poems Samuel AdeyemiThe Odyssey My penance should cut me well, the way I repay compassion with silence. Forgive me.  I have let my suffering convince me I am peculiar.I am not the only one in the terrible world  witnessing a malady. But I am,...

Carve Your Prayers & Other Poems  Damilola Omotoyinbo

Carve Your Prayers & Other Poems Damilola Omotoyinbo

Carve Your Prayers & Other Poems Damilola Omotoyinbo​Vignettes of Love I. I hate our love for what it would not become. Perhaps we will learn this religion. Recite incantations and conjure the gods. But before then, let's give pillows to sleeping dogs. II. What is...

Retroflex & Other Poems – Saheed Sunday

Retroflex & Other Poems – Saheed Sunday

Retroflex & Other Poems Saheed Sundayin the syntax of some languages, minnesota can fill in the same gap as láfénwá i always thought my father knew how to do           it best. this cradling of soft whispers into a form of hissing. exit was the best way to call...

Proximate Moments & Other Poems – Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Proximate Moments & Other Poems – Chinua Ezenwa-Ohaeto

Proximate Moments & Other Poems Chinua Ezenwa-OhaetoProximate Moments (on getting sick and not picking calls from Olisa Eloka) I have curly hair, my mum does and her mum too.Thought: something must have happened somewhere, somehow, along the line of lineage.I come...

Silent Synopsis & Other Poems – Shitta Faruq Adémólá

Silent Synopsis & Other Poems – Shitta Faruq Adémólá

Silent Synopsis & Other Poems Shitta Faruq AdémóláA Cartographer of Water (W)holiness is a pandemic. You wonder why your silence darkens over a platter Of silver stones. Read a book in the library, and mark that particular synopsis Where Jesus wept. In this...

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