This dude

Clemonce Heard is the winner of the 2020 Anhinga Robert Dana Prize, selected by Major Jackson. His collection, "Tragic City," which investigates the events of the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre, is forthcoming from Anhinga Press in October 2021. Heard was a recipient of a 2018-2019 Tulsa Artist Fellowship and was the 2019-2020 Ronald Wallace Poetry Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He earned a BFA in graphic communications from Northwestern State University, and an MFA in creative writing from Oklahoma State University. Heard’s work has appeared or is forthcoming from Obsidian, The Missouri Review, Cimarron Review, Iron Horse, World Literature Today, Poetry, Rattle, Ruminate, and elsewhere. 

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photo by Heyd Fontenot

That selected work

Slicing Watermelon & others

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Boogie Nights

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Opossum

Southwest Swing &

From: Abroad, To: Aboard

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Genius Annotations Provided:

You Dropped the Bomb on Me

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The Gospel of Wheelie &

Washington Parish Free Fair 

Court-Bouillon

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Court-Bouillon

For Mardi Gras

Incen/diary

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Commentary & Others

Our Hands are Bowls of Dust

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School-to-Prison Pants 

& Paper Cells

 

A Nobel Parting Gift:

Rose Rock

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Amazing Grace & Others

Raising Antiope 

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Blood/Moon

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And the third

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