You Can’t See Me

Originally published at Literary Orphans 2015

[image description: photo of the author. A Black femme wearing glasses posed with a hand over their mouth]

In November of last year the Paris Review posted a poem by Frederick Seidel entitled “The Ballad of Ferguson, Missouri”. I wrote a furious rejection of their choice in my writing blog and it went viral.

Over 12K views later, many comments both on my blog and directed to me from forums, poets, on Facebook via both my personal and professional pages I have come to…



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