These poems—Like a Saw, O Mamma, Save Me, Have Mercy, Cedar Creek Charlie, and In the Head—also appear in my full-length collection, Speak, My Tongue (Calypso Editions, 2017). They were finalists for Radar Poetry's 2014 Coniston Prize.
I published other poems from the same collection in North American Review, TAB Journal of Poetry & Poetics, Indianola Review, Smartish Pace, Asheville Poetry Review, Euphony Journal, and Red Rock Review.
These poems also appear in my chapbook, Slingshot Catapult (Semiperfect Press, 2018).
I published other poems from this collection in The Common, Anti- Poetry Journal, and Mid-American Review.
This essay is part of my hybrid creative nonfiction-poetry project exploring race and place.