Published March 27, 2024

Three poets celebrate Black womanhood, weaving joy and elegy together in their verse. In Makeshift Altar, Amy M. Alvarez urges “Let survivor’s bones grow fat with sweet.” Cynthia Manick declares in No Sweet Without Brine, “I want us living, not just alive.” “I am done telling the kinder story. I am a myth of my own making,” January O’Neil tells us in Glitter Road.

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