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'#forareason' by poet Adrienne Danyelle Oliver

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For Black history month, KALW is highlighting the works of Bay Area Black poets. Today Oakland-based poet Doctor Adrienne Danyelle Oliver reads her poem #forareason. This poem was published in the book "The body has memories," by Nomadic Press in 2022.

Poems air on KALW 91.7 FM at 7:19 am and 4:18 pm weekdays throughout February. This month we’re highlighting poems by local Black poets in honor of Black History Month. 

Hana Baba is host of Crosscurrents, KALW's weeknight newsmagazine that broadcasts on KALW Public Radio in the San Francisco Bay Area.