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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 … Continue reading

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Poem a Day 2014: Nikky Finney’s “Girlfriend’s Train” (#9)

Nikky Finney is a brilliant American poet, winner of, among many awards, the 2011 National Book Award for Poetry (check out here awesome acceptance speech here). Today’s selection was the first Finney poem I encountered, “Girlfriend’s Train,” read by the … Continue reading

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