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and sometimes. she puts the same two songs on repeat, lets the trains pass. she moves up and down the platform arms and hands and legs to move to dance, knowing the movement of time by the flow and ebb of crowds, all the motions of the shapes in patterned repetition with sounds moving in her head.

NBR5WabukesmallHope Wabuke’s  poetry has appeared in The North American Review, Kalyani Magazine, Fjords Literary Journal, Potluck Magazine, Ruminate Magazine, Salamander Journal, Literary Mama, Weave Magazine, Cease Cows, Split This Rock and Joint Literary among others. Her essays and criticism have been featured in the Los Angeles Review of Books, Salon, Gawker, The Root, Ms. Magazine, Los Angeles Magazine, The Feminist Wire, Ozy, The Hairpin and The Daily Beast