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Preview #19, Poetry Issue, Journal of Pan African Studies

Tuesday, November 2, 2010







Preview #19, Journal of Pan African Studies





Preview #19, Poetry Issue, Journal of Pan African Studies

Guest Editor, Marvin X


Tony Medina, Washington DC

Slam-A-Lot

Shit Slam Squat & Pee Slam Bacon & Eggs Slam Ham on Rye Slam Shit on Shinola Slam Spit & Drool Slam Vomit Slam Back Alley Wino Piss Slam
Maggots Crawling Out An Open Skull Slam Backstabbing Slam Eviction Slam
Ass on Pavement Slam Prescription Slam Hungry Man Slam Starvation Slam
Bombs Bursting in Air Slam Dead Roach in Spaghetti Slam Dumb
Motherfuckers Can’t Think for Self Slam Reading is Detrimental Slam Cain
& Able Slam Gentrification Slam Globalization Slam Hull of a
Slaveship Slam Middle Passage Slam Ku Klux Klan Slam Goosestep Heil
Hitler Nazi Slam Gas Chamber Slam Sodomy Slam Full Frontal Lobotomy Slam
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest Slam I Don’t Give a Damn Slam Genocide
Slam Smallpox in Blankets for Indians Slam Thanksgiving Day Slam
Resurrection Slam Dead Cock Forklift Viagra Slam Stank Ho Slam Auction
Block Slam Kill Whitey Slam Maroon Slam Macheteros Slam Boukman Slam
Toussant L’Oveture Slam Jean Jacques Dessaline Slam Che Slam Fidel Slam
Nat Turner Slam John Brown Slam Sandinista Slam Al Queda Slam Weapons of
Mass Destruction Slam HIV Slam AIDS Slam Anthrax Slam Ebola Soup Slam
UN Troops Slam Avian Flu Slam Agent Orange Slam Muscatel Slam Mad Dog
Slam Ripple Slam Gut Bucket Blues Slam Rot Gut slam Cocaine Slam Crack
Slam Crystal Meth Slam Preemptive Slam Slam National Security Slam
Defense Department Manufacture AIDS Slam Bush Administration Bomb the
World Trade Center & the Pentagon to Go to War with the Middle East
& Snatch Up Oil Wells & Undermine the Euro Slam Your Mother’s a
Two-Face Slam Poppa Was a Rolling Stone Slam 40 Acres & a Mule Slam
Reparations Slam Zionism Slam Gaza Strip Slam Infitada Slam Suicide
Bomber Slam Stolen Land Slam Son of Sam Slam I Am What I Yam Slam Green
Eggs & Ham Slam High Blood Pressure Slam Sugar Slam Booger Slam
Bling Bling Slam Sing Sing Slam Sick & Demented Slam Jimmy Superfly
Snucka Slam Spanish Fly Slam Spanish Inquisition Slam Conquistador Slam
Christopher Columbus Slam Cuttie Sark Slam Buffalo Soldier Slam Dredlock
Rasta Slam Philistine Slam Afro Sheen Slam Colgate & Listerine Slam
Robin Island Slam Apartheid Slam Free Winnie Mandela Slam Negroes with
Guns Slam Pedophile Priests & Mean Nuns with Big Rulers Slam James
Brown Don’t Want None Won’t Be None Slam We Bombed in Baghdad Slam Iraq
Cradle of Civilization Reduced to Barney & Betty Rubble Slam
Israelis Genociding Palestinians Slam Scentless Bombs Slam Wailing Wall
Slam Tears for Fears Slam Blood for Oil Slam Human Cargo Slam NY Life
Slave Insurance Slam Trans Atlantic Slave Trade Globalization Slam Goree
Island Slam Elmira Slave Castle Slam Exxon Mobile Slam Watergate Slam
Iran Contra Slam Guatemalan Genocide Slam Forced Migration Slam Media
Manipulation Slam Embedded Journalists Slam Church & State Slam
State & Corporate Slam Eleanor Bumpers Slam Underdevelopment Slam
Internment Camp Slam Concentration Camp Slam Reservation Blues Slam
Whites Only Slam COINTELPRO Slam FBI Slam CIA Slam Ton Ton Macoute Slam
Das Boot Slam Il Duce Slam Antonio Gramsci Slam Skull & Crossbones
Illuminati Slam Kiss My Black Ass Slam Bitch Better Have My Money Slam
Punks Jump Up to Get Beat Down Slam Capitalism & Christianity Slam
The Marriage of Hell & Hell Slam Abu Grab Slam Torture Slam Right
Wing Reactionary Sociopath Slam Population Control Slam War Crimes Slam I
Ain’t Gonna Study War No More Slam O Slam My Best Friend Gayle Slam
Stedman & I Slam O Sam I Am Slam Spam Slam Astispumante Slam Hey,
You Got Your Chocolate in My Peanut Butter Broke Back Mountain Slam
Sperm Juleps Slam Chunky Phlegm Slam Taxation without Representation
Slam Santeria Slam Shango Elegba Slam Crayola Slam Payola Slam The
Grassy Knoll Slam The Blown Out Skull of Jack Kennedy Slam Ethnic
Cleansing Slam Police Brutality Slam All-White Juries Exonerating White
Cops Slam Coup de tat Slam Regime Change Slam Bitter Fruit Slam Black
Reconstruction Slam Bay of Pigs Slam Anti-American Activities Slam
Collateral Damage Slam Electric Chair Slam Shock & Awe Slam Scar
Tissue Slam Eczema Slam INS Slam Accelerated Sharing Slam World Bank
Slam IMF Slam Another World is Possible Slam Planetary Protest Against
War Slam DeBeers Diamond Miners Slam A Piece of the Action Slam Petite
Bourgeois Slam Genetic Engineering Slam Petro Dollars Slam Idi Amin Dada
Slam Mobutu Slam Shanty Town Slam The G-8 Slam Riot Gear Slam
Privatization Slam Neo-con Slam Neo-liberalism Slam Driving Down Wages
Slam Tax Write-Off for Corporations Slam Good Governance Slam Obey the
IMF Slam Sweatshop Slam Say Hello to My Little Friend Slam Carpet
Bagging Slam Carpet Bombing Slam Carpet Cleaning Slam Carpet Cutting
Slam Carpet Burns Slam Carpet Munching Slam Carpe Diem Slam Corporate
Takeover Slam Corpus Christi Slam Carpal Tunnel Slam Constitutions That
Stipulate Only Whites Are Human Beings Slam WTO Slam Extra Virgin Olive
Oil Slam Sugarless Slam Fat-free Slam Anorexic Slam Bulimic Slam
Regurgitation Slam Vomiting on the Side of a Ship Slam Tedious Extended
Metaphor Slam Everything in This Motherfucker but the Kitchen Sink Slam
The Kitchen Sink Slam

Tony Medina, two-time winner of the Paterson Prize, is the author of fifteen books, including Committed to Breathing; Follow-up Letters to Santa from Kids who Never Got a Response; I and I, Bob Marley; My Old Man Was Always on the Lam; Broke on Ice; and An Onion of Wars. Associate Professor of Creative Writing at Howard University, Medina’s poetry, fiction and essays appear in over ninety anthologies and
publications.

Greg Carr, Washington DC


Poem # 1:

A Poem for Stayers

I want to stay
Squat, full, immense
Full of the broad wealth of age and joy and
Ripe, Sweet Life.

I want to leak
All over the space I occupy
Squishy, syrupy flood
Oozing out of every pore and
Onto everything in sight
Liquid, solid
Life

I want to be the thing you love
More than you love yourself

So that when you are gone
I am still here
Your memory stuck to me and
Leaving the stain
Deeply on the land



Poem # 2: Do Not Concede

Your self
Exists
Do Not Concede it
Then tune your ear
To hear
Your self
Over the din
Under the chorus
Around the edges
Just outside the point of focus

Unfix your sight
Do not concede the
Frame of Reference
Regain your perspective
By blurring the one you inherited
From your Masters
Do Not Concede
Your self

The familiar
Is not the thing you have been forced
To accommodate
Do Not Concede It
To the practical, sensible thing
Listen to your Self
It is old beyond age
And longer than length
It is your lasting, essential tie
To God

Do Not Concede


--Greg Carr

Greg E. Carr, Ph.D., JD
Associate Professor of Africana Studies
Chair, Department of Afro-American Studies
Founder's Library, Room 318
Howard University
Washington, DC 20059


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