each hand is a cliff sieving the Niagara Falls from its perfect, leaking-from-its cracking self & could still smack a cup of heaven from my mouth & i know this because all my aunts’ knuckle. yet, the intent of the one hand writing this poem is not my undeniable flinch, the smirk treading behind, nor… [Read More]
Trace Howard DePass is the author of Self-portrait as the space between us (PANK Books, 2018) and editor of Scholastic’s Best Teen Writing of 2017. He served as the 2016 Teen Poet Laureate for the Borough of Queens, NY. His work has been featured on television and radio—BET Next Level, African Film Festival, Billboard, Blavity, and NPR’s The Takeaway—and in print—Anomalous Press, Brooklyn Rail, Poetry Foundation, Entropy Magazine, Split This Rock, SAND Journal, Platypus Press, and Bettering American Poetry (Volume 3). DePass is a 2018 Poets House & Community Word Project Fellow.