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Terry Blackhawk: So Here

So here I’ve gone and reframed your painting, the one of the street with its tilted telephone poles, the street that led me into sleep so often now bordered by an eggplant purple, very trendy and advised by the decorator to pick up the purples and greens of other pieces in my room…

August 3, 2022 · Leave a comment

Terry Blackhawk: My Father Goes to Sunday School

What are you doing here?
an elder asked, a deacon perhaps, or prayer leader.

February 21, 2022 · 2 Comments

Terry Blackhawk: Cambridge, Massachusetts — 1951

the boy with curlier hair and light brown skin
over by the windows and Roland, who was darker,
with short cut hair, whose name I’ve carried all these years

January 16, 2022 · 7 Comments

Terry Blackhawk: At the Moscow Circus

The illusion comes and goes and I don’t deny
I almost see them as ‘real’—all of them, the bear
inside the man inside the bear.

September 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

Terry Blackhawk: Chambered Nautilus, with Tinnitus and Linden

Call it a squint of sound,
tone on the edge of not existing at all

July 15, 2020 · 3 Comments

Terry Blackhawk: Orchis Opens the Book

feel the earth whinny and stomp

February 26, 2020 · Leave a comment

Terry Blackhawk: A Poet in Every School

The Inside Out Literary Arts Program is in its fourth year at Detroit’s Marcus Garvey K-8 Academy and, thanks to a determined group of parent activists who obtained a grant from … Continue reading

March 24, 2015 · 2 Comments

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