Begin with a Failed Body


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This collection of poems begins rooted in the landscape of the U.S. South as it voices singular lives carved out of immediate and historical trauma. While these poems dwell in the body, often...

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Natalie J. Graham is an assistant professor of African American studies at California State University, Fullerton. Winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize.

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"Graham’s intellectual tentacles are long, and her imagination is generous. She is constantly searching for something to pull into the body, to feed the body. Her verse is terse, marked by...

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