Poem a Day 2014: Javon Johnson, “cuz he’s black” (#25)

As I was reading a New York Times piece on the 90th anniversary of the birth of James Baldwin, and an essay in Poetry Magazine by Nikky Finney on how Baldwin taught her “the power of rain,” I was reminded of another black poet I very much admire, one who can make me laugh and cry in very swift turn, one who broke my heart with a recent poem about a conversation he had with his nephew:

NPM from feministing

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