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Jamaal May's "There Are Birds Here"

Jamaal May is an American poet from Detroit.[1][2] 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.[3] May has taught at the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and was a fellow at the Kenyon Review between 2014 and 2016.[4][5] May cites Vievee Francis, another poet from Detroit, as an influence and mentor. His work has appeared in The BelieverPoetry, and Ploughshares.[1][6] His debut book, Hum, was favorably reviewed by HTML Giant and other publications.[7][8]


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