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TWO POEMS BY NATALIE ILLUM

CONTENT WARNING: SELF-HARM, PHYSICAL MARRING | YOU, VISUAL POETRY BY KARIM LAKHANI
June 27, 2019
WE ARE THE STORM: FICTION BY LAURE VAN RENSBURG
June 29, 2019

 

Nearly 100 Dead, an erasure. Visual poem by Natalie Illum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the ending of nearly 100 dead, an erasure, a visual poem by natalie illum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

four times as likely
to know the justice system
lies under water.

 

 


Natalie E. Illum is a poet, disability activist and singer living in Washington DC. She is recipient 2 Poetry Fellowships from the DC Arts Commission, a former Jenny McKean Moore Fellow and a nonfiction editor for The Deaf Poets Society Literary Journal. She was a founded board member of mothertongue, an LGBTQA open mic that lasted 15 years.Natalie has an MFA in Creative Writing from American University and is a Teaching Artist for Poetry Out Loud. You can find her on Instagram and Twitter as @poetryrox, and as one half of All Her Muses. Natalie also enjoys Joni Mitchell, whiskey and giraffes.