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#TPQ5: JASON B. CRAWFORD

Danez Smith

Whenever I think of favorites, I think of callback moments, the type that make you want to write a poem. Smith has callback anthologies; words that force me to want to chase their pages.

Jonah Mixon-Webster

In college together, I didn’t know how big of a del Jonah would become, I just knew I saw someone like me doing what I wanted to do in my program. His poems skip, run, and shank at the horrors of the black queer experience in America.

Sam Sax

Just playful nature of story and words. Sax brings us in to his a space of his dead ex lover and all the lovers since that have been a replacement showing you the madness in undressing the monsters.

Hanif Abdurraqib

When I started in my Creative Writing program, I wanted to be a fiction writer and telll stories. Hanif is a poet that tells masterful storyteller, mixing the metaphor with the folklore often seen in Prose form.

Lannie Stabile

Lannie writes something and I am jealous I didn’t write it, I think of her as a friend as well as a competitor. The mark of someone you admire is how much you wish to be like them.


Jason B. Crawford (He/They) is a black, nonbinary, bi-poly-queer writer born in Washington DC, raised in Lansing, MI. In addition to being published in online literary magazines, such as Ghost City Review, Wellington Street Review, The Amistad, and Kissing Dynamite, he is the Chief Editor for The Knight’s Library. His debut chapbook collection Summertime Fine will be released through Variant Lit.

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