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"There Was A Cotton Field In Sardis, Alabama"

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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