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. . . once you turn 30, it’s like they take the heart and soul out of a man—out of a black man—in this country, and you don’t wanna fight no more.
Marcus Wicker is the recipient of a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation, a Pushcart Prize, The Missouri Review’s Miller Audio Prize, as well as fellowships from Cave Canem and The Fine Arts Work Center. His first collection Maybe the Saddest Thing, a National Poetry Series winner, was a finalist for an NAACP Image Award. Wicker’s poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Nation, Poetry, American Poetry Review, and Oxford American. Marcus is visiting assistant professor of English at Michigan State University and poetry editor of Southern Indiana Review. His second book, Silencer, is forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2017. You may learn more about Marcus on his website.
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As the neoliberal order unravels, the international economic system can and must make room for cooperative forms of state-driven development.
We must reject the legal liberalism that attempts to cordon off constitutional questions from democratic politics.