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submitted two poems to warpland yesterday, published by the gwendolyn brooks center at chicago state university. one of them is burn, a reworking of an earlier post on this blog; the other is called "a casual conversation with a near stranger or a poem about my blackness," and i wrote it after an encounter with a young white guy in columbia's dining hall...said young man actually and without prompting told me that he had been born with a black soul, and i asked him how he possibly knew that he was born with a black soul, and then i had to write a poem about it.

we'll see how it goes, whether i add these to the rejection thread or if i get to start a yay! accepted thread. workin on some other submissions.

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  • I'm call me aja
  • From nyc
  • 20something, black, woman, reader, writer, about to be a student again. i think i'd like to be heard (or read). child/grandchild of immigrant folk. yearning to travel. desirous of wisdom. a little bit ordinary, but working at being less so.
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