Sister Black Press: Poetry of Resistance & Change

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Check out the latest Soapcast interview with Monica Edwards Larson the proprietress of Sister Black Press about her Rethinking Public Spaces project, ‘Poetry of Resistance & Change’

FEATURED POETRY

Excerpt from “The Bear” by Hawona Sullivan Janzen

you.  me. he.

man. woman. bear.

we are now all hiding

hiding in plain sight


even if you do not believe this

it is something you can never disprove.

it is your word

your word …

against mine.

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Excerpt from “you get home okay” by D. Allen

because the urgent wind is waiting

to press its palm against your chest

until your breathing slows

and the salt sweat on your upper lip

is no longer the taste of your own fear

but the measure

of your beauty

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Excerpt from MY WHITE EX WOULDN’T LET ME HANG UP POLITICAL POSTERS IN OUR APARTMENT BECAUSE SHE THOUGHT THEY WERE AGGRESSIVE by Maitreyi Ray

i am brave i am brave i am an underground fire

i am the connective tissue in the body of the earth

i am learning to walk on a gravel road

i am barefoot

i am grateful to be in this country