2016 Espys

When we gonna start naming black women whose bodies have been abused by a system that fails to see beyond the melanin that covers them (or maybe sees them and responds in kind--another argument for another day)?

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Jonestown Turned 35 Yesterday

Marrow is my collection of poems about Jonestown (currently making the rounds with publishers).  Many of the voices I re-imagine in it are those of black women.  Why did they stay?  Where would they go?  Here's one answer. Why Did So Many Black Women Die? Jonestown at 35 Sikivu Hutchinson 35 years ago, on November [...]