He had that look to him. That swish…This was a space he targeted bc they dared welcome in his otherness
Quenton Baker is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is the fact of blackness in American society. He is a 2015-16 Made at Hugo House fellow and a two -time Pushcart Prize nominee. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (2016, Willow Books).
i want a do-over/a do-new
Devin Kelly earned his MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and co-hosts the Dead Rabbits Reading Series in New York City. He is the author of the collaborative chapbook with Melissa Smyth, This Cup of Absence (Anchor & Plume) and the forthcoming books, Blood on Blood (Unknown Press), and In This Quiet Church of Night, I Say Amen (ELJ Publications). He has been …
here are some ways i’ve been trying 2 read & make & read & make:
the times cut their tails & will you recognize the sky when your eyes are closed
all of our ancestor’s/memories have already/been tattooed in our DNA/like the want for water,/the desire for a future/we are afraid to experience
i never knew /who i could be til i died for the thousandth time. /til i erased every word i wrote and killed the pen.
i’m quiet in this poem/ consumed/
bullet by bullet, by what’s left/
of us. of what’s to come./
but who’s to say? the night/
is wide. arduous. doesn’t budge./
even for me.
We’re Talking about Practice Selected words from an excerpt of the infamous Allen Iverson interview arranged according to frequency After Franny Choi. Sixer deteriorate downhill contradicting press conference ball league 48 minutes winner city trading coaching staff yadayada die funny critique criticized criticizing automatically strange honored microphone matters obviously cool tough corner daughter daughters …