June 2023 Poem: this i know for sure 

In this poem, North Carolina Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green writes about the joy of Juneteenth and the horror that came before it.
by Jaki Shelton Green | illustration by Stephen Hayes 

Jaki Shelton Green is an American poet. She currently resides in Mebane, North Carolina. Learn more about her here and find more of her work here.

Stephen Hayes is a Durham-based artist who works in sculpture, tapestry, wood cuts and more. Learn more about him here or on his website.

This article originally appeared in the June 2023 issue of WALTER magazine.