Red Hen Poetry author, Amber Flora Thomas contributes to Poetry Society of America newsletter!

Speaking the Apology: A Look at Layli Long Soldier’s “Whereas Statements”
by Amber Flora Thomas

As a biracial African American woman, I have stopped bracing for the horrible event that will finally shake enough Americans to their core to cause real change. Not because we haven’t experienced these events at an exhausting pace in recent years, but because a large portion of the population continues to ignore, deny, or forget the horrors. We quake in the fissures of ignorance and fear, almost to the point where forgiveness is an impossibility.