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who practiced all year, only to lose to a guy whose every inch was covered in hum. And I am in awe to learn one cheeky bee clambered into the winner’s sugared ear, another slid into his nostril, and still— he didn’t flip. Just calmly waited for the bell to ring a victory. But even fifty-seven pounds of bees can’t stop the music I hear when I return to you, the music I hear when you walk near me. Like I’m always carried in enough good sting and thrum to...
This year, as National Poetry Month coincides with Trump’s first 100 days, Brooklyn Magazine talked to Brooklyn-based poet Candace Williams about activism in the literary arts, the artists and activists who are currently most vulnerable, and whether the election sparked a new shift in her work. (Hint: it didn’t.) Williams’s work has appeared in Hyperallergic, Lambda Literary Review, the Brooklyn Poets Anthology. Oftentimes, her poetic themes reflect economics, intersecting identities, and how moments in history...
Tell my mom I hit the avalanche with both hands, swept up the saw dust of old white men up to my abdomen made them listen to those who are actually losing their lives didn’t let them insert some woebegone bs into a conversation that extends beyond a nation or a tongue or continent Tell my mom I ran for the safety song of the forever-nomad swept up in the rubble of our oppressor, I never stayed still enough to be...
Where do we start? Morgan Parker asks. We are sitting in June on Court Street on a Saturday night in early February, it’s loud, and we’re drinking. “I’m a 29-year-old, five foot tall, single black woman.” She lives in Bed-Stuy with her beloved miniature poodle, Braeburn. He’s named after a variety of apple—Parker is really into apples. “A lot of my friends here thought my middle name was Apple,” she says. “It isn’t.” Instead,...

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