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Erika Jo Brown

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Erika Jo Brown

Erika Jo Brown is the author of I’m Your Huckleberry (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2014). She teaches at the University of Houston and lives in Houston, Texas.

by this poet


Not many passions take your pants off—
painting with oils, reading in the afternoon,
other people’s bodies. I want to really
say something here. I want to be clear.

But just as no two people see the same
colors, what you hear is not what I’m
saying. Not conversations as much as