Kamilah Aisha Moon

Kamilah Aisha Moon is the author of Starshine & Clay, released in 2017, and She Has a Name, released in 2013. Her work has been published widely, including in Harvard Review, the Academy of American Poets’ Poem-A-Day, Boston Review, and Prairie Schooner, and reprinted in The Pushcart Prize XXXIX. Named a 2015 New American Poet by the Poetry Society of America, she holds an MFA from Sarah Lawrence College and is an assistant professor of creative writing at Agnes Scott College.

Blooming in the Whirlwind

Gwendolyn Brooks’s poem “The Second Sermon on the Warpland” enters through my head and my feet, its truth shooting through my chest, out of my throat and my fingertips. I know discussions of poems tend to have a linear trajectory,…