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Khaled Mattawa


By Khaled Mattawa
Sonia Sanchez

Poem for Split This Rock

By Sonia Sanchez
Marilyn Nelson

Millie Christine

By Marilyn Nelson
Natalie Diaz

Ode to the Beloved’s Hips

By Natalie Diaz
Joy Harjo

In a World Long Before This One

By Joy Harjo Harjo opens her performance with an honor song, followed by the poem.
Danez Smith

Dear White America

By Danez Smith
Rosa Chávez

We, stones, were branded by hot iron

By Rosa Chávez Ri oj ab'aj xkoj qetal ruk'a k'atanalaj ch'ich'
Xk'at ri qab'aq'wach //
Las piedras fuimos marcadas con hierro candente
quemados nuestros ojos //
We, stones, were branded by hot iron
our eyes scorched
Lois Beardslee


By Lois Beardslee When I asked my mother
If she could remember
What her mother's mother called December
L. Lamar Wilson

A Patch of Blue in Tenleytown

By L. Lamar Wilson She ambles about this Mickey-Dee kitchen’s din,
unmoved by the hot grease threatening
her ¿puedo tomar su orden? mask.
Peter J. Harris

Don’t Even Pretend (The Saturn Poem)

By Peter J. Harris Saturn's rings was all nappy
spread out from her head
like she just woke up
took a shower & aint dried them yet
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