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"The time I realized I wasn’t white" by María Cristina Hall

I was nine and Grandma Miller introduced me
at the San Diego Pentecostal church.
I politely kissed her white friend
on the cheek, to everyone’s shock, 449 more words

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"Ad Nauseam" by Nate Maxson

I’m on a train in the dark, curled up in my seat pretending to sleep/ starry rave lights, anticipatorily flicker in the windows and the body of the thing… 142 more words

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"T-Minus/ Un, Deux, Trois" by Nate Maxson

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It’s a literal transcription of a foreign language
Look, here is an archaeological memory trapped between panes of glass
Edges made of delicate sheet metal like my lover’s body when we were very young… 129 more words

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"Stillborn" by Inalegwu Alifa

Transported on an ambulance
with my stethoscope fixed
to my eardrum,
reading the non-rhythmic flow of the heart
of the pregnant woman lying down,
walking not but laid on a stretcher… 114 more words

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"Birthdays" by Angelique Gross

EDITOR’S PICK

Orange light from the sunset against a living room wall makes me hold my breath.
I’m reluctantly pulled back –
To when I was a child and would be left at a friend’s house…

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PIN QUARTERLY JOURNAL (ISSUE 6): CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

                  Building on the remarkable success of previous issues of the PIN Quarterly Journal, Poets in Nigeria (PIN) calls for entries aligning with various columns of the journal due for release in the third week of January, 2017. 183 more words

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"how to survive in florida the next four years" by Jamal Parker

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you don’t
the linger of a gun is too close
your mother is on the verge of collapsing
because when your baby brother goes missing…

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