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By Katy Richey
There’s not a single thing in your closet
that should be worn after 1997.
You do look fat in those pants,
By Saida Agostini
jabari says fuck that, harriet wasn’t trying turn the underground into henrietta’s. but shit, I want a hero, a full on black queer woman
By JP Howard
black women we be trying to hold worlds
on our backs, in our hearts without fail
some days we fail at perfection
By Imani Davis
a political statement walks into an art classroom. it could be the walls, or her bones, either way
some white structure will soon betray her with its crumbling.
By Trace DePass
[And legal] now.
[Taking full advantage of the enough he is.
Might go sign up for the war.
By Reuben Jackson
Should my black
Lock on the other
By Tara Betts
I am sitting in a café with my boy
that I have known longer than my
students have been alive, before the birth
the cedar tree could not comprehend
the crime could not comprehend a leaning
a lynching a love gone wrong
By Fred Joiner
a pocket can sometimes be
a kind of prison,
I have never lived in
By Keith Wilson
shall i tell you, then, that we exist?
there came a light, blue and white careening,
the police like wailing angels
to bitter me.