Two Poems by Aziza Barnes

by Leslie Anne Mcilroy

Winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize, Aziza Barnes' first full-length collection, i be but i ain’t, is from YesYes Books, 2016. Their chapbook, me Aunt Jemima & the nailgun, was the winner of the inaugural Exploding Pinecone Prize from Button Poetry in 2012. They are a Cave Canem Fellow, co-founder of The Conversation Literary Festival and co-host of the podcast, The Poetry Gods. Their play BLKS has a world premiere at Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago,
Dec 7, 2017 - Jan 21, 2018.