Porsha Olayiwola – “Unnamed” (Button Live)

Featuring at Button Poetry Live.

“People wonder about Black names: why the names aren’t shorter, why the runaway syllables aren’t easier to catch, why our names chime like music when they traverse between lobes.”

Don’t miss this magnificent poem from Porsha Olayiwola, featuring at Button Poetry Live.

Stay tuned for Porsha’s forthcoming book from Button Poetry, coming Fall 2018!

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