Wyatt says this poem was as tricky to write as a villanelle. Her work has been read on NPR, featured in “American Life in Poetry,” and published in journals including New Letters, The Paris Review, and The Yale Review.
‘Whiteout’: An Artist’s Frank Memoir About His Family’s Racist Past
“My family arose from a line that defines white privilege and power, in a place of authority that has twisted the lives of many. Over generations, my family helped shape the Jim Crow laws in Alabama, convict the innocent and protect the guilty.”