AWAY’s Here Magazine
It’s early on a Saturday morning and writer, poet, and singer Jamila Woods is walking swiftly to the entrance of the Young Chicago Authors (YCA) building. Dressed comfy-cozy in a large jean jacket, Woods unlocks the doors with her AirPods still in her ears. Aside from a few joggers and cyclers, the block is nearly as quiet as she is. We enter the mostly empty first floor, where Woods has set two chairs on opposite sides of a small black table. She’s quiet at first, yes; but, being familiar with her work, I know she has a whole lot to say.
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