Black Girl Magic

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In this Chicago magazine video, poets Raych Jackson, Natalie Rose Richardson, and Jamila Woods read from their poems which are featured in the new poetry anthology, The BreakBeat Poets Volume 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket Books, 2018). LaToya Jordan speaks with Mahogany L. Browne, one of the editors of the anthology, in “At the Center of Hip-Hop and Poetry” in the May/June issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.

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Forty-Three

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Erika L. Sánchez reads her poem “Forty-Three,” which reflects on the 2014 abduction of forty-three students in Guerrero, Mexico, as Ashley Rockwood interprets the poem through dance for this video produced in partnership with Chicago magazine. The poem is from Sánchez’s debut collection, Lessons on Expulsion (Graywolf Press, 2017), and her debut novel, I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 2017), is a finalist for the 2017 National Book Award in young people’s literature.

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