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Poetry by Angel Nafis, photos by Jane Bruce  Most loyal-est lamppost / glowing without eyes watching / you are a still whole thing. / Quiet testimony you make of the block. / A squad all your own. / When only a few tires sigh across the street / slick / and no shoes to marr or make a new kind of clean. / No socks in the shoes or feet in the socks to trudge across /...
Angel Nafis is, like many of her generation, a multi-hyphenate, someone who can’t be described with even a handful of words. Her work, likewise, is also too multifaceted to easily describe. Her poems have been published in Poetry Magazine, The Rumpus, and in her own collection, BlackGirl Mansion. What makes them so powerful is her ability to take pieces of expansive ideas and flip them around in her own succinct words. She tackles the...
Plenty of lines get tossed around about Millennials: They have no respect for elders; they’re entitled; they don’t read; they’re up-talkers. Well, maybe some are. But if we’ve confirmed anything about Millennials in the last few weeks, as we got to know dozens of the best and brightest from Brooklyn’s New Guard—our annual list of 30 Under 30—on several field trips to Coney Island, it’s that they can also put most of the rest of...

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