Alison Clement

observations from a novelist who sometimes wants to say something small and see it published immediately

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white devil

> Reading Amiri Baraka for my poetry class. A poem written after the murder of Malcolm X: Poem for Black Hearts. For all of him, and all of yourself, look up, black man, quit stuttering and shuffling, look up black man I read The Autobiography of Malcolm X when I was a high school student in Beardstown, Illinois. I was at the county fair a while later with my friend […]

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>old bags

My daughter says that people think I’m gay because my book jackets say I live with my partner which is code word for Lesbian lover. My gay sister-in-law (partner’s sister) says so what if that’s what they think. My mother-in-law (partner’s mother) says we should all call our spouses partner in solidarity with gays. I might as well say husband because we’ve been together for over 25 years and have […]

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