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CAVE CANEM AT TWENTY
Celebrating the Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial
2017
43.2

Nicole Terez Dutton, Dawn Lundy Martin, Patricia Smith & Lauren K. Alleyne, Guest Editors

Cover Art Front: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Untitled 1
Covert Art Back: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Untitled 2
Interior Page: Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Untitled 3

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CAVE CANEM AT TWENTY
Nicole Terez Dutton & Dawn Lundy Martin, Guest Editors

Remedios, Flying a Kite 
The Lazarus Project 
Dexter Booth

Sojourner 
Antigone 
Marie-Ovide Gina Dorcely

Underneath There Is a Wound 
Natalie Graham

Saudade 
Gary Jackson

Flight 
Brionne Janae

Vernacular Is the One Slave You Know 
Rickey Laurentiis

Wet Nurse Milk Song 
Teeth 
Kwoya Fagin Maples

I Wish You Black Sons 
Glenis Redmond

Cotillion
Look Away! 
Cherene Sherrard

Dinner Party in Yellow 
Christina Springer

53. Lucy Gets it 
54. Lucy’s heart will not stop 
62. Lucy, the just washed 
Ronaldo V. Wilson


CELEBRATING THE GWENDOLYN BROOKS CENTENNIAL

Feral
Shepsu Aakhu

A Lectio Divina for Gwendolyn Brooks: Honoring the Ancestor, Contemplating Healing 
Maria Hamilton Abegunde

THE FURIOUS FLOWER POETRY CENTER’S GWENDOLYN BROOKS CENTENNIAL POETRY PRIZE
Patricia Smith & Lauren K. Alleyne, Guest Editors

Restless, Everyday Magic: Introducing the Winners of the Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize 
Patricia Smith

WINNER
Conversation with Phillis Wheatley #14
Ode to “The Only Living Object that Survived” 
I Started My Period in Childcare, Eleven-years-old 
Self Portrait as Hannah Peace at The Cotton Eyed Joe in Knoxville, TN 
Tiana Clark

HONORABLE MENTION
Commentary 
Fraction of a King 
Wallah 
Throwing Shade 
Clemonce Heard

The Last of the Loud: Presenting Finalists from the Gwendolyn Brooks Centennial Poetry Prize 
Lauren K. Alleyne, Assistant Director, Furious Flower Poetry Center

FINALISTS
And When It Doesn’t Happen 
Sasha Banks

Here Comes The Song (The Day The Optimism Died) 
David Colosi

Ode To Divino, or I Re-listen To Por experiencias propias for the First Time in Six Years & Finally Stop Hating,
or When “Pobre corazón” Comes on I Think of My Dad 
Malcolm Friend

Rest 
Virginia Henry

Smoke 
Niki Herd

Aubade with Burning City:
Panamá, 20 de Diciembre, 1989 
Darrel Alejandro Holnes

Dark Water 
Ashley M. Jones

Persephone Before The Underworld 
Jerico Lenk

upon reading the autopsy of Sandra Bland 
Sequoia Maner

What Yields 
Kwoya Fagin Maples

Translation 
Irène Mathieu

lufu tener 
Nicholas Nichols

Antecedent to a Hex 
Breauna L. Roach

Dear America, 
Iliana Rocha

The Boy 
Tori Sharpe

Seafoam 
Meghan Stark

Van Gogh Paints a Hymn 
Kelly Rae Williams

Calf’s Head & Ox Tongue 
Keith S. Wiln

OUR MISS BROOKS 100: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION
Guest Edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana

Excerpt from the Introduction to The Whiskey of Our Discontent: Gwendolyn Brooks as Conscience & Change Agent 
edited by Quraysh Ali Lansana & Georgia A. Popoff

POETRY
Young Africans 
These Thursdays 
Roger Bonair-Agard

An American Critique 
Randall Horton

What to Do When Everything Gets Tossed from the Vessel 
The Latitude, The Longitude & a Third Axis Called Time
Jacqueline Jones-Lamon

black jesus 
Quraysh Ali Lansana

Seven Earthlike Planets
Music is in the Minors 
Adrian Matejka

Frying Bacon 
Gay Pasley

Crone 
All of the Above 
Matrimony 
Georgia A. Popoff

Titi’s Juju 
Bettina M. Walker

ESSAYS
A Diamond in Her Hands: The Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks & Old Age 
Angela Jackson

Against Ageism: Reading “A Sunset of the City” by Gwendolyn Brooks at Mid-Life 
Julia Lisella

Under the Veils of the Darkness 
Georgia A. Popoff

ART FOLIO
Rootwork Gallery: Black Visual & Curatorial Practice in Collaboration with the Ancestors & Others Unseen
Tracie D. Hall

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