Kemi Alabi

is the author of Against Heaven (Graywolf Press, 2022), selected by Claudia Rankine as winner of the Academy of American Poets First Book Award, and co-editor of The Echoing Ida Collection (Feminist Press, 2021).

Nation Poetry

How to Fornicate How to Fornicate

I.After killing your god, hotbox the gun smoke. Cough out any vestigial prayer. Remember that spooky shit Ole Boy hissed mid-smite, bullet-plowed, curling away. It’s true. You bel…

Aug 18, 2022 / Books & the Arts / Kemi Alabi