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Kristi Maxwell

Kristi Maxwell is an assistant professor of English at the University of Louisville. Her five books include Realm Sixty-four and Hush Sessions, and she has new work forthcoming in Bennington Review and Black Warrior Review.


It wasn’t that the cake was vulnerable
to teeth so much as meant for eating—a mouth’s entitlement,
or, in indulgence’s own belly, a Lego project of cells, a fetus.
Kristi Maxwell

Can the nation-state serve social justice?

Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò leads a forum with Thea Riofrancos, Mariame Kaba & Andrea Ritchie, Ishac Diwan & Bright Simons, and others. Plus Leila Farsakh on Palestinian statehood, Astra Taylor and Leah Hunt-Hendrix on a “solidarity state,” Joshua Craze on rule by militia, and much more. 

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