Clemonce Heard

Photo © Melissa Lukenbaugh

Clemonce Heard is the winner of the 2020 Anhinga–Robert Dana Prize for Poetry, 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.

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    Tallahassee. Anhinga Press. 2021. 128 pages. CLEMONCE HEARD PRESENTS a timely yet timeless collection in Tragic City, consisting of poems that artfully push against a singula…
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    Photograph depicting a railroad track destroyed by fire during the 1921 Tulsa Race Massacre. / Courtesy of the Tulsa Historical Society and Museum Every hour or so a train tears in like a trumpet, b…
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    PHOTO:  SkitterPhoto/Pexels considering the Upstairs Lounge Fire  We tipped our sticks to the gravel like the bent spines of men groveling beneath trunks of smoke to lure the barbed larvae…