Posts Tagged: Aziza Barnes

Notable NYC: 5/27–6/2

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Saturday 5/27: Hossannah Asuncion and Che Gossett join the Segue Series. Zinc Bar, 4:30 p.m., $5. Tuesday 5/30: Samantha Irby presents her new essay collection We Are Never Meeting in Real Life (our May Book Club selection). Housing Works, 7 p.m., $20.

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, National Poetry Month at The Rumpus continues with Paula Bohince’s “The Flint River” and Adam McGovern’s “Perseid meteors, 2015.” Meanwhile, the inimitable Brandon Hicks illustrates the exhaustive contents of his 2005 Saturn Ion. Then, in the eighth installment of The Conversation, Jayson Smith and A.H. Jerriod Avant ponder the question, “Can you envision a life for yourself in […]

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The Conversation: Prologue

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Dear Reader, For the past year, we, Aziza Barnes and Nabila Lovelace, The Founders of The Conversation, debated how we could create space for folk we love, whose work is critical, in the South. We had been living in New York, which is regarded as something of a safe haven for the Black writer. In the heat of […]

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Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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For Days 11 and 12 of National Poetry Month, we have work from Aziza Barnes and Daniel Priest. Aziza Barnes’s innovative poem, “How To Purchase A Flight,” subverts the experience of purchasing an airline ticket to question her biracial cousin’s opportunism. Priest’s “Sestina After a Miscarriage” uses a traditional poetic form to offer a powerful rendering […]

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