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Aurin Squire
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Vulgar
1st whip n' piss of spring on my subway. Goat-stench of a man staggered up, yanked his licorice black cock into fluorescent view. Passengers scramble to the other side but I stayed close and cozy, a curious need for depravity. Warm waves from his spongy pin...
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Hunger
they are parched past participle Dessicated dehydro jangling on strings of half-chances. shadow puppets ventriloquized by southern sultan with caravans of harems, wenches, and briefcases bulging with aphrodisiac sacks. get that drip drop opp, hang on a hair...
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NYC Ghanzal
a ghanzal is an Arabic form of poetry in un-rhyming couplets where every second line is themed after the preceding one U rarely c fruits in papers, unspooling fertility monuments. Every burnt offering a sinuating song leminscate serpents swallow their tai...
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American Mercury
Blood on the sidewalk. An honors student tackled by cops on a still street corner. His head bashed (again and again) against the Virginia pavement until his face splits to bloody ripenings, unsheathing teeth and skull pulsing As he begs the question (again ...
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Get What You Want: March 2015
1. Jerome New York Fellowship deadline: March 18th website: www.larktheatre.org/the-larks-jerome-new-york-fellowship/ The Lark’s Jerome New York Fellowship provides substantial artistic and financial support to an emerging writer of extraordinary promise an...
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Great convo w/ Maz & Juan podcast yesterday!! Thank you guys!
Maz & Juan
Episode 6: The End of Black Respectability Politics & Chicago's "black site"
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Gypsy Dolls
These begging gypsies drug their babies better to carry them all day. Lolling doll heads cradled to withered sunken chest milkless breast weeping black tar on dirty scarves worn to cover cigarette burns, track marks, razor scars. Insertion points to punish ...
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A Fading Orchestra
Slender sore throb of vibrato in delta marshes. I tune the strings, plucking notes sharp and flat high C electric at the bridge, dips my shoulder. Baritone G flat grumbles in the red shell of my knee. The orchestra plays out of tune. The orchestra plays in ...
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Get What You Want: April 2015
1. I AM SOUL Residency (National Black Theatre) Deadline: May 1st Website: I AM SOUL I AM SOUL recognizes one black playwright annually whose work demonstrates exceptional artistic merit and excellence in the field. Alongside NBT’s Theatre Arts Director, th...
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15 Cliches
"At the end of the day good looks fade, but smarts last a lifetime," as my American as apple pie Mom sets the dessert on the window sill. "A stitch in time saves 9 but the early bird catches the worm so get up, get out, get into, get involved. "Say it loud,...
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Boehner's Bain
You tried to do it alone. You thought you were tough enough. But now you're blasting TLC's "What About Your Friends" at ratchet levels while hiding under your desk, rocking back and forth. Your own party is slapping the duck sauce out of you, Speaker Boehne...
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Splenetic
2 rancid derelicts on opposite ends of a subway. populated w/ oozing sardine cans, broken whiskey sighs. a zonked out druggie  steering steel ward wheels, he whisper: "Up On the Roof." lullabies slurred lolling. down the aisle, his plexiglass eyes stare off...
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thank you Hans!! Hope to have more coming down the pipeline soon! Being prodded and pulled by great voices and ppl who make me move forward. 
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  • Juilliard School
    Playwright, present
    Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwright Fellowship
  • Northwestern University
    radio/tv/film, 2001
    minor in writing in the media for radio, tv, film, web, and print.
  • The New School
    2005
    MFA in playwriting at New School and the Actors Studio
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