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Perhaps this is why it’s been so natural to follow Lila. Her love is brightness, a flare held too close to my skin to miss, except for when she goes away. But her absence, too, is familiar, a darkness I know how to sink under.

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I was excited to read this second collection of poetry from Upile Chisala, as I enjoyed reading her first one, Soft Magic. And while I found myself nodding in agreement with quite a few passages shared in nectar, I was a bit disappointed in this coll ...more
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Reading A Fortune for Your Disaster by Hanif Abdurraqib was engaging, cathartic, and soul-stirring all at the same time. These poems will haunt you, leave you deep in thought long after you’ve finished reading. They will sit with you like a recently- ...more
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Yrsa Daley-Ward
“Self expression is a tricky
thing. Just as you start to feel
comfortable with yourself after years
of not, you then have to justify
yourself to other people.”
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Audre Lorde
“Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.”
Audre Lorde, Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches

Toni Morrison
“No matter how hard we try to ignore it, the mind always knows truth and wants clarity.”
Toni Morrison, God Help the Child

Elizabeth Acevedo
“I only know that learning to believe in the power of my own words has been the most freeing experience of my life. It has brought me the most light. And isn't that what a poem is? A lantern glowing in the dark.”
Elizabeth Acevedo, The Poet X

Zadie Smith
“I am seized by two contradictory feelings: there is so much beauty in the world it is incredible that we are ever miserable for a moment; there is so much shit in the world that it is incredible we are ever happy for a moment.”
Zadie Smith, Feel Free: Essays

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