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Breathing The World Anew is a curated collection of 90 poems written by organizers over 10 years of their participation in the Black August haiku tradition. These poems – audacious, burning, and raw – meditate on the legacy of black struggle, joy, healing, and rebirth. 
Special contributions by adrienne maree brown, Dr. Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Nia Wilson, and Peter Hardie

love, rage, tears rolling
around in the clay bowls of
the next world

—Peter Hardie

she. born of tough love
released from bones into blood.
strong yet Light. Cosmic.

—JuJu Holton

Loving in Layers
Is Like Writing a haiku
Some really hard shit.
-Ociele Hawkins

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