Kemi Alabi

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Kemi Alabi was born on a Sunday in July.  Since then, their poetry and essays have found homes in The Guardian, The Toast, Winter Tangerine, Apogee Journal, The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2: Black Girl Magic (Haymarket 2018) and other warm places. They live in Chicago and online at


Cover Photo: Still from the music video "Never Catch Me" by Flying Lotus/Kendrick Lamar
The Nonbeliever

“The Lord either saw me unfit to visit—or it was that other thing, that lightless tunnel, that labyrinth turned endless maze.”

Oct 26, 2017