Poet and literary critic Obi Nwakanma teaches creative writing and literature of the black diaspora at the University of Central Florida, Orlando. His third collection of poems, Birthcry, was reissued this summer by Kraft Books, Ibadan, and he is currently working on a new cycle of poems around the subject Hermes.
As we age, each little grunt at a time, The relic of faith kept crossing the Black Atlantic, the vined bodies that come with this Crossing, weigh as anchor, immutable Suns, and their last shadows, setting behind Us. And . . .