Faylita Hicks discusses her debut poetry collection, HOODWITCH.
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t’ai freedom ford discusses her newest collection, & MORE BLACK.
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“Nothing is ever one thing.”
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Brandon Hicks reviews
Boundless, a new graphic novel from Jillian Tamaki. ...more
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Poet Erik Kennedy discusses literary community and his formative years as a young writer in New Jersey, and shares two new prose poems.
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Tara Betts discusses her newest collection,
Break the Habit, the burden placed on black women artists to be both artist and activist, and why writing is rooted in identity. ...more
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In the second installment of The Read Along, Omar Musa shares how airplane delays can lead to productive reading sessions and how easy it is to get sucked into Internet wormholes about geodesic domes.
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Poet Danez Smith discusses advocacy, translating spoken poetry for the page, and his new collection
[Insert] Boy. ...more
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Rumpus contributor Michael Berger only just learned about Harold Norse, on June 8th; sadly, that was the day Norse died. Here’s a tribute page, and a page where Glenn Ingersoll takes off on a Norse poem. Mark Doty is spending an awful lot of time in a New Orleans zoo. The June issue of Poetry […]