The erasures of “NOCT: The Threshold of Madness“
Special thanks to Drunken Boat and The Literary Review for each providing my work with a platform. Below are images of the erased source text: Nocturnicon by Konstantinos, a how-to book in black magic that I found around the time of Michael Brown’s murder at the hands of Darren Wilson. Before a judge, Darren Wilson testified, “It looked like a demon.” This statement low-key broke me. I wanted to write about the demonization of blackness and the damage caused by the internalization of white supremacy in a non-white body.