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Somewhere in Louisianapeople are happy
I’m saying too much. She probably thinks I’m exaggerating.
Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist whose work has either appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, will be published by Tin House Books in October 2020.
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“Accommodations are things that we need, and deserve, in order to lead our lives. But they’re treated—we are treated—like we’re trying to pull one over on the rest of society.”
Of all the things that have come and gone in my life, I wanted this one thing, just one: to be a writer.