Muzzle Magazine

  • "Conjuring: A Lesson in Words and Ghosts" [X]

  • "How America Loves Chicago's Ghosts More Than the
    People Still Living in the City: an erasure poem" [X]

The Offing

Drunk in a Midnight Choir

  • "Sankofa" [X]

  • "The Night a Cop Shoved Don Lemon" [X]

  • "On the Chemical Properties & Uses of Dried Blood" [X]

The Blueshift Journal

  • "The Harvest" [X]

  • "A Series of Proofs, Explained" [X]

Underblong Journal

  • "All Ash, An Anointing" [X]

Connotation Press

  • "Questions for the Woman I Was Last Night, 1" [X]

  • "Questions for the Woman I Was Last Night, 3" [X]

Construction Lit

  • "Questions for the Woman I Was Last Night, 2" [X]

The poems in Jacqui Germain’s ‘When the Ghosts Come Ashore’ are the cross-section of a body mid-escape. Placelessness is the place, leaving only the unsafety of flesh as a hideout.

Black presences break from the margins and pierce through these hard lyrics...Germain has made of her craft an exorcism: ‘Let my anger be the celebration we were never / supposed to have.’

Let it. Let it.
— Phillip B. Williams, author of Thief in the Interior