Taxonomy Regarding My Mother by Julian Randall

First Mirror • Love Song on Low Volume • Country Where They Shower Beneath the Moon •
Spine of a Rosary • Prayer in One-Part Harmony • Lottery Woman • Dawn Trickling Through the Blinds • Nation of Mourning Palms • Island of Two Countries • Sciatica’s Nervous Civil War •
Child of a Rebellious Sea • Vitiligo’s Ravenous Bleach • Still Dominican from the Heights • Country where the Night Bathes You Best • Baptism • My Ignored Phone Call • My Translator
for the Dying • My Ignored Text Message • Fistful of White Flags • Abuelita’s Pallbearer • Best Cook This Side of the Trujillo Regime • Candle in an Empty Cathedral • Silk Knuckles • Praying Hands • Moonlight Splintering My Father’s Palm • Love in the Time of Reagan • Here

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Contributor Notes

Julian Randall is a Living Queer Black poet from Chicago. A Pushcart Prize nominee he has received fellowships from Callaloo, BOAAT and the Watering Hole and was the 2015 National College Slam (CUPSI) Best Poet. Julian is the curator of Winter Tangerine Review’s Lineage of Mirrors and a poetry editor for Freezeray Magazine. He is also a cofounder of the Afrolatinx poetry collective Piel Cafe. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in publications such as Nepantla, Rattle Poets Respond, Ninth Letter, Vinyl, Prairie Schooner and The Adroit Journal among others. He is a candidate for his MFA in Poetry at Ole Miss.