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Jamaal May's "There Are Birds Here"
Jamaal May is an American poet from Detroit. May was included in the Best American Poetry anthology from 2014. May lived in Detroit, where he taught poetry in public schools. He received an MFA from Warren Wilson College. May has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a fellow at the Kenyon Review between 2014 and 2016. May cites Vievee Francis, another poet from Detroit, as an influence and mentor. His work has appeared in The Believer, Poetry, and Ploughshares. His debut book, Hum, was favorably reviewed by HTML Giant and other publications.
Bio via Wikipedia.