Jaki Shelton Green
I have not known your face as woman my first born/my first one/my new self I am learning to speak in whole sentences learning not to speak always in the mother tongue we are learning that we can be sisters that we can open the curtains together that we can each call morning something else
Green has published three previous collections of poetry: Dead on Arrival, Conjure Blues, and singing a tree into dance. In 2003 she received the North Carolina Award for Literature. She lives in Mebane, NC.