Excerpt from "Brief Notes On Staying // No One is Making Their Best Work When They Want To Die"
body without the "d"
When I Grow Up
Still I Rise
Cento Between the Ending and the End
Excerpt from "Giovanni's Room"
Excerpt from "The Fire Next Time: My Dungeon Shook"
my dad asks "how come black folk can't just write about flowers?"
failed avoidance of 'the body' in a poem
Boy Breaking Glass
Speech to the Young: Speech to the Progress-Toward
To the Young Who Want to Die
How to Tell My Dad that I Kissed a Man
Say Thank You Say I'm Sorry
Excerpt from "Parable of the Sower"
My Therapist Wants to Know about My Relationship to Work
poem in praise of menstruation
why some people be mad at me sometimes
Excerpt from "Between the World and Me" 1
Excerpt from "Between The World And Me" 2
Dear Mama (4)
Fruit Of The Flower
Why I don't write about George Floyd
Heart to Heart
Characteristics of Life
Ode to Gossips
Fuck / Shakespeare
I Turn the Volume Down Because Beyonce Says Fuck in Car While I Drive My Daughter to School
I come from the fire city
Thank God I Can't Drive
fat girl Confuses Food & Therapy, Again
Love, I'm Done with You
Excerpt from "Hunger"
I Take Master Card (Charge Your Love To Me)
Noche de Lluvia, San Salvador
Some of My Worst Wounds
The Hill We Climb
Excerpt from "The Autobiography of Malcolm X, as told to Alex Haley"
Song for the People
Makin' Jump Shots
Single Lines Looking Forward. or One Monostich Past 45
Those Winter Sundays
Cardi B Tells Me About Myself
Excerpt from "Let America be America Again"
Excerpt from "How It Feels To Be Colored Me"
Excerpt from "Their Eyes Were Watching God"
RuPaul Gives The Black Girl Miracle Her First Lesson in Realness
A sestina for a black girl who does not know how to braid hair
Art vs. Trade
A Short Note to My Very Critical and Well-Beloved Friends and Comrades
What It Do Done Red
Excerpt From Belly Song
Beauty is My Revenge
Excerpt from "Momma"
Excerpt from "Heavy: An American Memoir"
A Litany for Survival
Don't Pretty Me
Excerpt from "Long Walk to Freedom: Autobiography of Nelson Mandela"
Pomegranate Means Grenade
Love Elegy in the Chinese Garden, with Koi
If We Must Die
I Am Too Pretty For Some Ugly Laws
A Study in Perspective
Hon or We have both traveled from the other side of some hill, one side of which we may wish we could forget
i'm just doing my job
Ode to a Dominican Breakfast
Excerpt from "Song of Solomon" 1
Excerpt from "Song of Solomon" 2
We Are Not Responsible
Variation on a Theme by Elizabeth Bishop
Woo Woo Roll Deep
Heaven Be a Xanax
A Little Close Though, If You Can, for What Got Lost Here
Booker T. and W.E.B
Excerpt from "Citizen”
Someday I'll Love Roger Reeves
Personal Letter No. 3
This is Not a Small Voice
I Think I'll Call it Morning
Excerpt from "Me Against the World"
because there should be love
Riding in Cars With Black Girls or Pantoum for Police
The Sticking Point
Imperatives for Carrying On in the Aftermath
On Evaluating Black Privilege
Love After Love
Be Nobody's Darling
Excerpt from "In Search of Our Mothers' Gardens"
How Poems Are Made / A Discredited View
On Being Brought from Africa to America
Know Thy Lonely Girl
Ode to the Midwest