Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Arisa White had her poem “My Beautiful People” published on the site Hoctok. The first stanza reads:

we’ve seen this before, we’ve felt this before
we’re standing on shoulders and someone’s standing on yours
and crying heals and clears your vision, attunes the eyes
on the back of your head, forges your insight with salt
this is the beauty of being awake in your body
your water whets the truth in yourself