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safia elhillo is one of my absolute favorite poets/writers and this is also a favorite (which is saying something because it takes so much for me to focus on audio): youtube.com/watch?v=dh5wSt-hfL

(13) Day 29 (2020) by Jamila Woods: poets.org/poem/day-29-2020

(be sure to check out her music too!)

(19) this is one of my absolute favorites, but i be looking sideways at *everyone* having access to it lol

My Phone Autocorrects “Nigga” to “Night”
By Karisma Price: poetryfoundation.org/poetrymag

(26) A Meditation on Grief: Things We Carry, Things We Remember by Crystal Wilkinson: kenyonreview.org/kr-online-iss

huge content warning for death and r*pe

(34) Eve Remembering by Toni Morrison: poets.org/poem/eve-remembering

she said it "The taste undid her eyes" HOW DARE SHE i love it

(36) American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [Any day now you will have the ability to feed the name] by Terrance Hayes: poets.org/poem/american-sonnet

(38) Field Notes on Beginning by Tyree Daye: poets.org/poem/field-notes-beg

this poem makes me curse its so good

(39) My People by Langston Hughes: poets.org/poem/my-people

the way i used to love langston hughes, bUDDY

(49) "You were reluctant to call

it discovery, perhaps because you know
all too well what poisons gush forth
from that word. Or maybe you suspect

you are not the first because you
know there is no such thing
as firsts."

poets.org/poem/age-28-chilean-

(51)
"you have all you need to be a hero
don’t save the world, save yourself"

a note on the body by Danez Smith: poets.org/poem/note-body

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