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Somewhere in Louisianapeople are happy
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Destiny O. Birdsong is a poet, fiction writer, and essayist whose work has either appeared or is forthcoming in African American Review, The Cambridge Companion to Transnational American Literature, Guernica, and elsewhere. Her debut poetry collection, Negotiations, will be published by Tin House Books in October 2020.
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