Poetry Collection Review: for the love of black girls by Tatiana M.R. Johnson

It’s unsurprising, but heartbreaking that ‘for the love of black girls’ chronicles how often communities & lovers fall short of recognizing Black girls – here, perhaps permutations of the same girl – in needed complexity and beauty. Power in naming how & why they’ve been boxed & commodified & manipulated manifests in validating their responses and lives in the process.

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Distance by Sammi LaBue

Sammi LaBue is a fiction writer and sometimes poet based out of Brooklyn, NY. Her creative work has appeared in [PANK] magazine, Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Hobart, Permafrost Magazine, and others. She holds an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and is currently at work on a second novel. When not working on her own projects, she’s writing with others through her small business, Fledgling Writing Workshops. To read more or join a workshop check out sammilabue.com

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An Apology Letter to My Body by Tyler Miles

Tyler, 24, is a survivor of psychological abuse. She is a UNC-Chapel Hill graduate and former UNC cheerleader. She spent a year in Northern Uganda fighting violence against women. She is currently earning a masters degree in Forensic Psychology from George Washington University in the hopes of creating a safer world.

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