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[HOMEGIRLS]
by nwenna kai

She will cometo understandin the world/when she has left it in its proper place/like the masked womb robbers/Homegirls are made from the edge/carved from leftover poems rotting after sunday rains/sounding of foreign rhythms and dark-rotting graves/we make Homegirls altars or we make them into altars/weave them birth control baskets/tell them to be fruitful and they come back with war-torn pussies/but she overcut herself and too many babies fell out under the earth/the wind couldn't break their fall/toothless and rubbery/they washed away with the sewer water/She will cometo understandin the world/when she has left it in its proper place/woman born falling from the moon walks with a thousand broken wombs/over time her body will belong to the dead [Death and Life]
"Death and Life"
by Gustav Klimt

Bio: nwenna kai, a native of Philadelphia currently residing in Chicago is a writer, filmmaker, and installation artist who received her MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She is the co-founder of ink & image productions, an artist collective for women who bridge together the mediums of performing, literary, and visual art to create theme-based performances that work to define women and people of color in different lights. Her film homegirls on the verge was exhibited at Gallery 2 and Elmhurst College in Illinois. She has performed poetry at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, Purdue University in Indiana, and Wright State University in Ohio. nwenna kai has published her poetry and essays in Ink, Heart & Soul Magazine, and Bum Rush The Page: A Def Jam Poetry Anthology. She is currently working on her first book of poetry entitled Flyy.

Contact nwenna kai at nwenna@hotmail.com


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