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“There Was A Cotton Field In Sardis, Alabama”

Mitchell L H Douglas reads "Second Child," "Sorrows: A Fret in Three Chords," and "There Was a Cotton Field in Sardis, Alabama."

cotton field

Photo: Je Kemp (flickr)

Old plantation cotton field.

“The image is fire
blackening the vague lines
into defiance.”
-Audre Lorde

Mitchell L. H. Douglas is an Associate Professor of Creative Writing at IUPUI. He is the author of \blak\ \al-f? bet\, winner of the 2011 Persea Books Lexi Rudnitsky/Editor’s Choice Award, and Cooling Board: A Long-Playing Poem, a 2010 NAACP Image Award nominee. He is a Cave Canem fellow and cofounder of the Affrilachian Poets.

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