I’m Sorry, Who?

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One of the things I run into surprisingly often is people saying to me, ‘I’ve never heard of you before’… Yet I’ve been publishing in ‘mainstream’ journals and my book won [the Pulitzer] prize, so what is it that is making me invisible? It’s not the work and it’s not the publishing credits.

Gregory Pardlo won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry this year for his collection Digest, and yet, many have never heard of him. An examination of race in American publishing from the Guardian.


Mary Allen is a writer working, crafting, and making bad puns in the San Francisco Bay Area. More from this author →