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Creative Work Poetry

Momma

By Jacob Allen
“All I got left is this art”

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Poetry

Famine

by Jazzib Akhtar
“Defeated an empire only to return to a different empire.”

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Poetry

Black Hair Ghazal

by Aris Kian
“knots, cornrows, two-strand flat twists and drips between my legs, i’m taught to keep my girlhood”

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Poetry

Brown Protagonist

by Aris Kian
“I am penned as dust and dawn, as sunlight
and pink horizon, mixing cement”

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Poetry

Circus Act

by Aris Kian
“Black girl be the best assistant / with how she falls / victim to a show / she never asked to be inspotlight
spotlight”

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Poetry

Code Switch

by Aris Kian
“furling, sucking air into his chest, & I thought, ‘that! that is the language I want for myself.'”

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Poetry

Away with the Sun

by Aris Kian
“to be unraveled under a moon”