Marshall Gillson – “Black Boy Climbs into the Gorilla Cage to Ask for Advice”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“They mistake our wailing for anger, but it is pain.”

Don’t miss this spectacular poem from Marshall Gillson, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest. Join our mailing list and get notified for our next submission period!

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