Deep River Elegy
By: Evan Cutts
An erasure of Jean Toomer’s ‘Rhobert’ & the African-American Spiritual “Deep
Evan J. Cutts is a 24-year-old Boston-native, poet, writer, MFA candidate, and Chancellor's MFA Mentors Fellow at Rutgers University - Newark. Evan was a member of the Emerson College 2017 CUPSI Team and 2017 National Poetry Slam “Last Chance Slam” Team. His poetry navigates Blackness, locality, mythology, and magic. His poetry is published or forthcoming in Broken Head Press, Apogee Journal, Voicemail Poems, Maps for Teeth, The Merrimack Review, and The Offing.