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'The Present' by poet Karla Brundage

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Karla Brundage reads her poem “The Present.” The poem was first published in “Our Spirits Carry Our Voices” anthology by Pacific Raven Press. It is part of a poetic exchange Brundage founded between Ghana and Oakland called West Oakland to West Africa Poetry Exchange.

Poems air on KALW 91.7 FM at 7:19 a.m. and 4:18 p.m. 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.