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