in the good company of my fear

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 in the good company of my fear it still comes to me just when my pen goes to paper don’t write that it says what will your mother think it constantly reminds me it has been years since my mother first found my first manuscript and said no to some poems these are not the […]

Hyphen-American

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you ask what I am where I come from and this is all I can say I stayed up all night formulating this thesis so please listen well so you won’t ask again (so here you go) I am Hyphen-American I’ve memorized the slash between African and American I know you’ve tried hard changed my […]

I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You

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I Celebrate Your 18th Birthday Without You* lick lip whip pour bake wrap gift spread frost cake car screech life stand still wave crash bring heart break -Uchechi Kalu Copyright 2002 All rights reserved. *My brother Emmanuel Kalu, died on February 24, 2001, one day before his 18th birthday. T’ang poetry is a style of […]