In this long-form poem, award-winning poet Mahogany L. Browne excavates and interrogates the grief, shame, and silence that that surround America's system of mass incarceration, which extend far beyond the prison walls. Here is a timely and personal intervention into a growing public conversation about the brutality and injustice of the US prison system, and its reverberating impacts.
About the Author
Mahogany L. Browne is the Interim Executive Director of Urban Word NYC and Poetry Coordinator at St. Francis College. She holds fellowships from Agnes Gund, Air Serenbe, Cave Canem, Poets House, Mellon Research, and Rauschenberg.She is the author of Woke: A Young Poets Call to Justice, Woke Baby, Black Girl Magic, Kissing Caskets, and Dear Twitter, and a co-editor of The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.