Jasmine Reid, “Chromosome Death in a Blood Garden”
Jasmine Reid’s short, impactful “Chromosome Death in a Blood Garden” appeared in Apogee’s inaugural online issue, Issue 11. The poem, ending with an “x” that “marks begin”,” writes with incision and tenderness alike, crafting a “blood let to blood left” that both waters and dances on the devil. This poem is a miracle.
Jasmine Reid is a twice trans poet of flowers. She is the author of the chapbook Deus Ex Nigrum, winner of the 2018 Honeysuckle Press Chapbook Contest, selected by Danez Smith. An MFA candidate at Cornell University and recipient of fellowships from Poets House and Jack Jones Literary Arts, her work has been published or is forthcoming in Muzzle Magazine, Apogee, the Shade Journal, and Paper Darts, among others.
A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominated poet, Jasmine was born and raised in Baltimore, MD, and is currently based in Ithaca, NY. Find her at reidjasmine.com.
Proceeds will go to Jasmine Reid and The Okra project. Broadside measures 8.5" x 11" and is printed by Radix Media.