• Cover Art: "Untitled" by Mariah Quintanilla | IG: @mariah_quintanilla

    BLACK UNDER

    Poems by Ashanti Anderson

    Black River Chapbook Competition Winner

    Black Under layers outward perception with internal truth to offer an almost-telescopic examination of the redundancies—and incongruences—of marginalization and hypervisibility. Anderson torques the contradictions of oppression, giving her speakers the breathing room to discover their own agency. In these pages, declarations are reclamations, and joy is not an aspiration but a birthright.

     

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  • Study Room (2018)

    Credit: Writer

    Winner of the 2018 Haley's Flight Page to Screen Short Film Competition

    A young woman races against the clock to finish her term paper on time while being harassed by annoying classmates.

    Bleak Magic (2021)

    Credit: Writer

    When a conjure woman perfects a potion for “Black magic,” she uncovers the nefarious desires of her clients.

     

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