MMIRI / WATA – Michigan Quarterly Review


Published in Issue 63.2: Spring 2024

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.CHISARAOKWU. (she/her) is an X-disciplinary poet-artist and a 2023 California Arts Council Fellow. Her work has been supported with fellowships from Anaphora Arts, MacDowell, Cave Canem, and the Vermont Studio Center. A retired pediatrician, her poetry utilizes spiritual, oral, and print archives of Africa and its diaspora to reveal its traumas, rituals, and joys. Learn more at

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