Posts Tagged: Toi Derricotte

Visitations: Gwendolyn Brooks at One Hundred


A visitation is how I describe the past weeks walking with Gwendolyn Books. It is like she is just around every corner. ...more

Beware of Dog


At the Poetry Foundation, Sara Ivry interviews a host of poets on the occasion of Cave Canem’s twentieth anniversary. Robin Coste Lewis points to the brilliance of founders Toi Derricotte and Cornelius Eady in situating Cave Canem above the fray:

We’re here to write and to write about our own experiences, our own cultures, sometimes, sometimes not—we’re here to write about hummingbirds, too, without having to fight for our right simply to hold a pen or for our right simply to read other black poets.


VISIBLE: Women Writers of Color: Desiree Cooper


Desiree Cooper discusses her debut collection of flash fiction, Know the Mother, what mother-writers need, and why motherhood is the only story she’s ever told. ...more

Anna March’s Reading Mixtape #1: For White Folks Who Think They Aren’t Racist