Raise Your Head and Try Again


by Octavia McBride-Ahebee


McBride-Ahebee’s work has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Sentinel Literary Quarterly, Kindling, Damazine; A Literary Journal of the Muslim World, Fingernails Across The Chalkboard: Poetry And Prose on HIV/AIDS From the Black Diaspora, Under Our Skin: Literature of Breast Cancer, Sea Breeze- A Journal of Contemporary Liberian Writing, The Journal of the National Medical Association, Art in Medicine Section, International Quarterly; Faces of the Americas and the Beloit Poetry Journal. Assuming Voices, her first poetry collection, was published by Lit Pot Press. Her newest collection of poetry, Where My Birthmark Dances, is published by Finishing Line Press.