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Yolanda Wisher

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Yolanda Wisher

Yolanda Wisher is the author of Monk Eats an Afro (Hanging Loose Press, 2014). A Cave Canem and Pew fellow, Wisher works as the curator of Spoken Word at Philadelphia Contemporary. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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they asked me to write a poem like a lush life,
a johnny hartman poem. a poem that would make
your fake eyelashes fall off. a poem with the city all
up in it. a poem, matter of fact, like a city, one that
can only be reached by train. yeah, write us a poem
like a train, but not like coltrane. just write a