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Brionne Janae


Brionne Janae lives in New York City and teaches poetry at Barnard College and Grubstreet.

— From October 2020

Love Poem

Brooklyn April 2020 | even now the old men sit / at their corner on the stoop / the three of them on the stairs / one on top of the other / recycled masks hanging / from their faces to appease / whoever loved them / and begged them not to go out / into the street

October 2020

Swimming Lessons

late into california’s indian summer you climb / onto your father’s back    wrap your arms around his neck / and slide into the depths of your grandmother’s / pool

February 2020

Love And Justice

The Sun presents a selection of poems that speak to the subtle and not-so-subtle injustices going on around us. Featuring Cortney Lamar Charleston, Ashley M. Jones, Eve Williams, Anuradha Bhowmik, Hope Wabuke, Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, Amy Dryansky, Brionne Janae, Danez Smith, and Brian Gilmore.

June 2018
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