Megan N. Liberty

  • picks February 04, 2019

    Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.

    Elliott Jerome Brown Jr.’s He gave and he gave / but he wouldn’t have given at all if I didn’t let him in / if I didn’t cover my body in soap three times / swish oil between my teeth 47 minutes ahead of the time / that I expected him. / (Wounded) (all works cited, 2018) features several images that sit behind a timeworn, family-style “collage” picture frame, decorated with gold accents. The frame strategically occludes much of what we see—through the apertures we take in a shirtless and barefoot man facing away from us; a boy lounging in a tank top and athletic shorts, his face hidden; and socked