Jamaal May Poems

Jamaal May is an American writer whose first book won a Beatrice Hawley Award. It was titled, Hum. His work is interested in community, dichotomies, emotional spaces, and how they connect to human spaces. His poetry has been published in Best American Poetry 2014 and other publications like Poetry.

A Brief History of Hostility

by Jamaal May

‘A Brief History of Hostility’ is written by the modern African American poet Jamaal May. This poem explores the themes of oppression and war with an implied reference to slavery.

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