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Callaloo 24.4 (2001) 1214



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Gumbo

Kevin Young


How the stomach, starved,
spits out food--
ballooned--is how
I love you. Too
much. And all
over Africa the locusts
move in, un-
invited, and eat
up everythang.
Dear, I needs
a benefit
concert! Some star
stud affair. Send
food soon--
this regime
must end. Child,
I have left only
skin--an old
unstirred soup's--



Copyright © 2001 by Kevin Young.

Kevin Young is Ruth Lilly Professor of Poetry at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is the author of To Repel Ghosts (2001) and Most Way Home (1995), selected by Lucille Clifton as part of the National Poetry Series and winner of the John C. Zacharis First Book Prize from Ploughshares.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1080-6512
Print ISSN
0161-2492
Pages
p. 1215
Launched on MUSE
2001-11-01
Open Access
No
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