“The cans with exit wounds // made of summer and twisted aluminum. Sky the color of aluminum, / bright body ready to tread its knots.”
“The topology of your hands / maps your mother’s wounds, withstands / the force against cheeks, flushed.”
By Len Lawson
“The eyes of injustice strike deep as a bullet. The eyes of a revolutionary strike deeper through eternity.”
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By Khalisa Rae
In Knee-Length, poet and journalist Khalisa Rae navigates the nuances of an inherited conservative legacy. Pulling from memories of her religious upbringing and education, family history, and matrilineal teachings, Knee Length is a history reimagined and excavated—a rebellious relearning of desire and respectability, family and faith.