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“Dramatic Irony” by Maya Simmons

Maya SimmonsDuring the fellowship, I wrote a series of poems inspired by books or articles that address social issues facing our world. Each poem aimed to explore the issues and emotions associated with it. 

The following poem was inspired by Angela Davis and her matter-of-factness when discussing violence.

Maya Simmons is a junior Afro American Studies major, English minor at Howard University in Washington, DC. She has worked as a poetry editor for Howard’s Amistad literary journal, and as a staff writer for the student newspaper, The Hilltop. Maya plans to pursue creative writing and long-form journalism in the future.

Maya Simmons Fellowship poem
broadside designed by Joel Brenden