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Meridians (2008) 8 (2): 177–182.
Published: 01 March 2008
...Aisha S. Durham Copyright © 2008 by Smith College 2008 AISHA S. DURHAM BetweenUs:A Bio-Poem I. I got two braids, a dozen neon bangles, and a pair of plastic pink jellies jumping across the hot concrete cracks behind Dee-Dee doing damage to old Cadillac passers-by appraising P.Y.T.'s'in denim...
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Meridians (2017) 15 (2): 521–524.
Published: 01 March 2017
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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 48. “A Black Woman Speaks . . . ,” the 1951 poem in which the Mississippi-born actress and Progressive Party activist Beulah Richardson (aka Beah Richards) dissected the tangle of sexual arrangements that reinforced white supremacy by pitting white and black women against each other More
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Meridians (2009) 9 (2): 100–101.
Published: 01 March 2009
... soundbreak- HD, American poet- FragmenTt hirty-Six A redthat kindlesin the body. Badr Shakir al-Sayyab, Iraqi poet VERONICA GOLOS Two. BECAUSE POEMS ARE 101 ...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 183–192.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Sasha A. Khan Abstract An extension of an ongoing haunted queer diasporic kinship practice, this piece consists of letter-poems written to the author’s ancestor, Shauki Masi, who passed away several years ago. In this way, the author offers queer Muslim meditations on the five pillars of Islam...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (2): 506–511.
Published: 01 October 2022
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 158–162.
Published: 01 September 2011
... and dream of a new Haiti? CLAUDINE MICHEL UNEQUAL DISTRIBUTION AND OTHER POEMS 159 Darkness ForKyrah It is hard to be very scared and be very little in the rubble and wait for the morning that never comes 160 MERIDIANS 11:1 Brigitte ForBrigittewhereveyrouare Did your mother call you Brigitte because she...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (1): 84–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
... of blackness, expressed stylisticlywith revolted, short, intense verses. In his work, the poet contemplates his sensitive racial existence under the impact of a mestirasociety, presumably white and intensely aggressive, entrenched in European colonial ideology. His poems have been translated into English...
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Meridians (2016) 15 (1): 300–305.
Published: 01 December 2016
.... This summer after Jasmine began serving the 90 days she was sentenced to, I wrote (or didn’t write) the following poems as part of a project to send messages of love to Jasmine in prison. I sent the poem in the morning and later in the day I learned Jasmine was released from prison. This poem is for Jasmine’s...
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Meridians (2016) 14 (2): 25–45.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Dorothy E. Mosby Abstract This paper is both a personal reflection and critical analysis of the circulation of the poem “Rotundamente negra” by Afro-Costa Rican poet and cultural activist Shirley Campbell among Afro-descendant women in Latin America. As I heard various recitations...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 75–100.
Published: 01 April 2022
... to recover their own images. The authors use the methodologies of Black/Girlhood Imaginary to analyze three case studies beginning with Judy Winslow’s unexplained disappearance from the popular 1990s sitcom Family Matters . The authors then move into a literary analysis of a poem written by Paradise...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 73–74.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Nia McAllister Abstract Drawing inspiration from the 1982 novel, Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo by Ntozake Shange, the poem “Consort of the Spirits” celebrates the legacy of Black womanhood, ancestry, and resilience. The opening lines of Shange’s novel read: “Where there is a woman there is magic...
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Meridians (2022) 21 (1): 293–295.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Teri Ellen Cross Davis Abstract Often the narrative on dark skin in America has been dominated by Eurocentric standards of beauty. White supremacy dictated dark skin to be unattractive and lesser than light skin. This poem explores the rich beauty of darkness in the natural world, from fruit...
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Meridians (2011) 11 (1): 91–97.
Published: 01 September 2011
... in various genres that they thought best captured their voices, their feelings. Thus, the words recounted here are in the form of personal essays, poems, photographs, and even a piece of fiction. Given Haiti's place in the global racial imaginary, and since we are all only too aware of its historical...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 131–132.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Michelle J. Pinkard Abstract “Summer Girl” celebrates the spirit of resistance and individuality. The poem explores and broadens limited perceptions of identity. Say it slow, Summer girl. Tell me your story. Like bubbles popping in country white gravy, thick. Like sweet cantaloupe on rusted...
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Meridians (2018) 17 (1): 49–50.
Published: 01 September 2018
...Michelle J. Pinkard Abstract “Token Survival Guide” celebrates the spirit of resistance and individuality. The poem explores and broadens limited perceptions of identity. Did you know Coltrane invented hide and seek? When lost, he peels away the veils and masks, looks inward and finds you...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 115–145.
Published: 01 April 2023
...Ayasha Guerin Abstract This three-part essay first introduces Berlin’s anticolonial, Black feminist poetics through the work of May Ayim and Audre Lorde, whose poems “Blues in Black-and-White” and “East Berlin 1989” were written shortly after the fall of the Berlin Wall in response to racial...
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Meridians (2004) 5 (1): 257–260.
Published: 01 September 2004
... of poems entitled WomanSongdelivers what the title promises-several poignant vignettes of female experience and, more specifically, female pain and resilience. The verses in Goulbourne's "song" span the gamut of the Jamaican woman's experience-motherhood, loss, the quest for peace, companionship...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 36–57.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the poet's collected poems (Youngand Glaser 2012). Beyond that important compendium, two books have been published examining Clifton's life and literary production. As literary criticism, those texts (and the handful of other scholarly essays related to Clifton's writing) are valuable, but they only begin...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 239–260.
Published: 01 March 2004
..., and ideologies of racial, gendered, and sexual differences serve as social fantasies covering over these antagonisms and contradictions. The oriental feminine constitutes one such fantasy of this type, but Hahn's racial melancholia exposes the real that can disrupt this national fantasy. The poems...