Joseph Anthony Davis has lived most of his life in Kansas City, Mo, where he attended Bishop Hogan High School and went on to somehow con(vince) the monks and nuns and Benedictine College in Atchsion, Ks, to give him a B.A. in English. When not writing poetry, he tries his hand (and sometimes his voice) at music, with songwriting, composing, and the electric bass getting the most attention. He works for the Broadway District of MainCor, a blue shirt counterpart to the ubiquitous red shirts seen helping to make midtown Kansas City clean and inviting for residents and visitors alike. Black Lives Matter and Other Poems is his first attempt at literary adulting, and it shan’t be his last.