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Madeleine Cravens

Madeleine Cravens is a contributor to the Brooklyn Rail. She is an MFA Candidate at Columbia University, where she is the Max Ritvo Poetry Fellow.

Citizenship, Persona, and Testimony: Hafizah Geter’s Un-American

“My grass-stained knees pledge allegiance/to a country that belongs to no one/I love,” writes Hafizah Geter in the title poem of Un-American, a debut that interrogates citizenship, statehood, police brutality, and national identity.


The Brooklyn Rail

JUNE 2023

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