Five Poems by Danez Smith
light fell on a door, & in the door / a me i didn’t know & knew, the now me / whose blood blacks & curls back like paper… More
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Publishing, selling, and owning books is increasingly becoming more dangerous in Hong Kong. Authorities have wielded the colonial-era sedition law to crack down on books on HK’s 2019-20 protests, claiming they "incite hatred" of the government. (1/5) https://pen.org/press-release/hong-kong-authorities-should-drop-sedition-charges-against-book-sellers-pen-america-says/