Sing d ɔ n , w ɔ d lεf.
The song is done, the words remain.
-Sierra Leonean Proverb
Yalie Kamara is the author of When The Living Sing (Ledge Mule Press, 2017) and A Brief Biography of My Name (Akashic Books/African Poetry Book Fund) included in the 2018 New-Generation African Poets chapbook set. She was a 2017 Brunel International African Poetry Prize finalist and is a Callaloo Fellow. She is currently an MFA candidate at Indiana University. For more: www.yaylala.com