Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Poem of the Week: Vanessa Huang

Dear End of Terror,

May you rest

In peace

This night

Body of hurt

Breathe easy

May rest

Bring new light


Your heart

Space widen

May wide truth

Sink deep

Sing wide


To each part

May each war



Holy body

Grow soul

-Vanessa Huang

Used by permission.

Photo by: Morgan Bassichis

Vanessa Huang is a poet, writer, and community organizer whose practice draws on a history of collaboration with and teachings from the prison abolition, migrant justice, gender liberation, transformative justice, disability justice, and reproductive justice movements. Vanessa's poetry manuscript quiet of chorus was named a finalist for Poets & Writers' 2010 California Writers Exchange Award. A Macondo and Kundiman fellow, Vanessa lives in Oakland, California and also works as a consultant for social justice organizations.

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