How Do You Raise A Black Child?

— Cortney Lamar Charleston

American poet Cortney Lamar Charleston grew up in the suburbs of Chicago. He earned a BA in Urban Studies and a BS in Economics from University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School). His poetry frequently deals with the intersection of race, class, and heteronormativity.

[Research note: text of poem available at:; see also Cortney Lamar Charleston’s website]