Spoken-word poet and artist Joekenneth Museau started his career from an unusual place: a one-sided rap battle at the age of 11. “I wrote a dis record to Lil Bow Wow and Lil’ Romeo called ‘Respect Me, ’” he recalls with a laugh. He’s since turned those first forays into poetry into a career with a large, and expanding, online following. His latest book, Days After Your Departure, about the death of his mother, is accompanied by a short film This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 46 Studio Visit: Yoko Kubrick In the studio with a sculptor of monuments and mythologies. Arts & Culture Issue 46 Peer Review Upcycle designer Laurs Kemp on the influence of mid-century salvage artist Louise Nevelson. Arts & Culture Issue 44 Garth Greenwell The Cleanness author on always being an outsider. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Space Invaders Room dividers from a Roman studio. Arts & Culture Issue 43 Peer Review: Edward Krasinski Curator Kasia Redzisz on the surreal wit of the avant-garde artist. Arts & Culture Films Music Issue 42 Peer Review Iranian artist and filmmaker Shirin Neshat pays homage to the iconic Egyptian singer Oum Kulthum.