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How I Stopped Being a Closet Poet 

The first time I stood before an audience to share a poem was October 2016. I remember it like yesterday. It was the grand finale of the Scribble the Future Poetry Competition for all-female student poets at the University of Ibadan. I was wearing a…

Poetry

Sickle Cell Is the New Tribe 

Written By: Jeremy T. Karn for bijoux  you’ve heard about flowers thatgrow in the dirt.   there are flowers with thorns that grow in thebones & some that grow in your aunt’sbackyard garden     every morning as you fix yourbones in your body & dress for the…

Poetry

A Thing Too Stressed 

Written By: Precious Uwen when we started loving it was like we got new clothes. and we’d never stain it. But we wore our love repeatedly for days without changing it. We wore our love with the same pattern, with the same style. The same…