“We asked 16 writers to bring consequential moments in African-American history to life. Here are their poems and stories.“
“rock the other mother’s babies down
slowly slowly slowly—maybe for four—yes
—for four hundred years —slowly slowly
—slowly rock the gone now babies down—
you know how a boat rocks on a calm”
“An eloquent exploration of the intersection between motherhood and racial identity, Dungy’s collection of essays illuminates the experience of being a black woman raising a young daughter. As the poet-author travels the world, touching down in a range of locations including Virginia, California, and Ghana, she digs into the history of American racism and offers maternally-informed guidance for negotiating its legacy.” Check out the list here!