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Alisa Umanskaya

Umanskaya participated in the Program for Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State University.

Nigger

I  watched each poet, learned from each poet, slowly felt each poet, but became just one. I hadn’t slept so I couldn’t focus except then, when she was crying, I was crying. Raw passion was onstage, surging from the face, hers. Her body became her vessel; she smacked my brain across the face, Maya’s. Maya Williams.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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