Today's poem isn't a slam poem technically, and this isn't the author reading/performing it. However, I started to realize that all the poems I was finding were from White women, and I want to mix it up a bit. So I thought of Black poet Lucille Clifton's excellent Homage to my Hips, and that's what I'm playing for the class today.

A request: For those of you who follow the slam poetry genre more closely, do you have any recommendations for fat-related poetry by people of color? Link 'em below if you do!