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The Top Five Featuring Aziza Barnes

The Top Five Featuring Aziza Barnes

Hello YCA Fam,

Welcome to the Top Five. We know it's Monday and you may be looking for inspiration, and we are here to help! Every Monday, we will be inviting some of our favorite artists to share five links that inspire them. Tune in to find some new music, poems, and more.

Today's Top Five comes from Aziza Barnes!

1. into these so heavy omg need them

2. into this book so much I read some of it on the bus in Queens & had to stop at this one mini-poem within the book-length poem & laugh & say BITCH & then close the book or I'd laugh tew loud


Aziza Barnes Bio:

Winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize Aziza’s 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 7th- Jan 21st.