Stephanie Jean is the winner of BOMB’s Biennial Poetry Contest. She is a Cave Canem Fellow and a member of the NYFA Immigrant Artist Mentoring Program. Her poems have appeared in the Journal of Poetics Research, [PANK], and The Southampton Review.
As far back as I could remember, Oma warned me about the bats. She said they would eat me if they found me exposed at night. But I knew the green light of the moon would protect me, even when I was still smaller than Oma.
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