Kamilah Aisha Moon

Watch how a struck river composes
itself after each stone, storm.

Watch the water noose then let loose
what it reflects; a submerged woman
swells, surges over a typewriter.

Watch the keys strike her naked
heart like a marimba. Writhe
in the fat, aquatic tones.

Watch her dive, dive deep and delight
in her wild, wet music–in what rises.

A recipient of fellowships to the Prague Summer Writing Institute, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, MA, Cave Canem and the Vermont Studio Center, Kamilah Aisha Moon’s work has been featured in several journals and anthologies, including Harvard Review, jubilat, Sou’wester, Oxford American, The Awl, Callaloo, Bloom, Superstition Review, Villanelles, The Ringing Ear and Gathering Ground. Her poems and prose have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Moon is the author of She Has a Name (Four Way Books) and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Sarah Lawrence College. www.kamilahaishamoon.org.

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