to the eyes beholding stardust

MICHELLE WHITTAKER • WINTER/SPRING 2018

Whether or not you are part of my ancestral Seas: from the North,
Irish & Caribbean—it’s not pretty trying to [re]call or forget the sale

of names—in borders & [re]ports—of those who drowned, or swam
around screaming out, or those who took stamps, or those crimped


BILLIE HOLIDAY, HANDCUFFED TO HER DEATH BED

CORNELIUS EADY • WINTER/SPRING 2018

Maybe these cops think if they can
Crush her soul, it
Will not fly, or if there is
A pearly gate, the cuffs will tip the
Angels this is a low-class gal, even
When she sings.