Four Wings and a Prayer

Uni Q. Mical



Four Wings & A Prayer: A Charm City Churn is a poetic memoir by Uni Q. Mical. It explores the legacy of the Black Great Migration, and its effects future generations, as told through the lens of a West Baltimore family. It is a story of transitional space—both embodied and external—through humor, pain, and prayer as promise. Additionally, it is a scathing review of failed 20th century policies of Jim Crow, mass incarceration, intentional addiction, and their (in)visible wounds on Black bodies. The poems ask, what steps does the family take to overcome these wounds? Moreover, what is the possibility of healing these wounds for future generations not yet born?

ISBN 9781698179940
List price $15.00
Publisher blkottonkandy Press
Year of publication 2019