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Comely Words to Ear or Eye by Tarfia Faizullah (filmed by Jamaal May)

Tarfia Faizullah’s ” Elegy with Her Red-Tipped Fingers” THE POEM READ in her pleasant voice, filmed by audio engineer/LitFest poet Jammal May Tarfia Faizullah’s “Elegy with Her Red-Tipped Fingers” READ THE POEM with its shapely look and clever lineation In two weeks I’ll cross two oceans wide as the funeral processions to your grave: bearded…

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Verse by Kyle McCord

I really enjoy this poem. Now you can too–found at VerseDaily.org: There Was One Tongue and It Was Forgotten I live in a house. My closet: a maze of jars, shoes, a guitar. Two doors down a sign warns, No trespassing. The weeks pass; I go trespassing. Always I feel along the ceiling for cracks.…

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Erica Dawson’s First and Second Collection

Oxford American had this to say about the poet’s first collection: Erica Dawson writes in assertive, sometimes defiant, declaratives. Her tone is terse and confident, though casual alliteration and staccato rhythms yield a vulnerable, youthful playfulness. The classical piano training and church choir days of Dawson’s youth are evident in the tightly coiled structure of…

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Tim Parrish, Interviewed

From the interview on his book, Fear and What Follows: The Violent Education of a Christian Racist: “The title really does sum up the part about my spiral into racist violence and my escape. My world got destabilized by a number of things when I was about twelve. I got physically attacked, became terrified, and wrongly believed…