Alia Hussain Vancrown

Alia Hussain Vancrown

Alia Hussain Vancrown has appeared in Kweli Journal, Drunk Monkeys, Midway Journal, and Red Fez, among others. Her poetry has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. She welcomes all discussion of books and poetry and can be reached at alia.vancrown@gmail.com.

I eyeball her ribs, her sockets,
her cheeks, her scabs.
Why, girl. Take the
damn crackers, there is
fat on me everywhere.

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Brown girl, brown girl
her guilt is so deep and juicy in her thigh bone

that when her God consumes her, she is sure
He will suck the seasoned marrow

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