Minnie Bruce Pratt

Minnie Bruce Pratt’s new book of poetry is Magnified (Wesleyan, 2021). Recently her essay “The Queer South—where the past is not past, and the future is now” appeared in Scalawag magazine.


Imagination and the Mockingbird

23 February 1996   Outside in the night, a full moon is shining, and in the moon glow, a mockingbird is singing the cadences of all the birdsong it has ever heard. It imitates the raucous jayjay of the blue jay, the locomotive slur of the redbird whistle, and a hundred other calls, day sounds […]

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