This poem was selected as a finalist for the 2021 MAYDAY Poetry Prize. I. It wasn’t until today I learned that tornadoes are born from thunderstorms. I have only ever known the kind that come on in the evenings, soft but flanked with wind, bearing shade to ease late summer heat. I only know […]
GUSTAV PARKER HIBBETT is a Black poet and essayist pursuing a PhD in Literary Practice at Trinity College Dublin. He holds a BA in English from Stanford University, is a drop-out of the University of Alabama Creative Writing MFA program, and is originally from New Mexico. His work also appears in Peach Mag, Déraciné, and phoebe, where his poem Oil Painting of a Hand Holding a Taxidermied Bluebird was a finalist for the 2020 Greg Grummer Poetry Prize.