Harryette Mullen

Harryette Mullen is an American poet and professor. She teaches creative writing at the University of California, Los Angeles. The poet has published numerous collections of poetry, all of which are noted for their creative experimentation. Her work has been cited as both powerful and challenging. Her collections include Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary and Recyclopedia. 

Black Nikes

by Harryette Mullen

‘Black Nikes,’ a poem by the American poet Harryette Mullen, was first published in Santa Monica Review (1997). This poem records a metaphorical journey of black people to stars.

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