By Aerik Francis
1 After “It Was Summer Now and the Colored People Came Out Into the Sunshine” by Morgan Parker
Aerik Francis (he/they) is a Queer Black & Latinx poet based in Denver, Colorado, USA. He is a 2020 Canto Mundo poetry fellow, a recipient of the 2019 Amiri Baraka Scholarship for poetry at SWP at Naropa University, and a Winter Tangerine workshop alum. Aerik has work published and/or forthcoming in Borderlands: Texas Poetry Review, the Santa Clara Review, Kissing Dynamite, TSPJ, Tiny Spoon, and Spit Poet Zine. Find him on instagram or twitter @phaentompoet.