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That Moment of Transition: Talking with Musa Okwonga

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Musa Okwonga discusses IN THE END, IT WAS ALL ABOUT LOVE and ONE OF THEM.

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Place, Patois, and a Pinch of Politics: A Conversation with Celeste Mohammed

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Celeste Mohammed discusses her debut novel-in-stories, PLEASANTVIEW.

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Black Motherhood as Literary Creation: Talking with Kaitlyn Greenidge

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Kaitlyn Greenidge discusses her new novel, LIBERTIE.

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Language Is the Spell: Kathryn Nuernberger’s The Witch of Eye

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A compendium of pungent and poignant biographical narratives of numerous so-called witches, The Witch of Eye is difficult to put down.

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Not Looking Away: The State She’s In by Lesley Wheeler

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But look at this poet-speaker speaking the unspeakable!

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Drip

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But I think durag because, well, I’ve seen plenty in my life.

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Identity as a Hall of Mirrors: Descent by Lauren Russell

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This book is a marriage of the real world and the imagination, the nexus of nonfiction and fiction.

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The World Is on Fire: Living Weapon by Rowan Ricardo Phillips

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A democratic art, the poet says, will take us through. Come November, vote.

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Reclaiming History from the Bigots: Jill Lepore’s This America

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History itself is not so conveniently tidy, and neither is this book.

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Queering the Southern Gothic: A Conversation with Genevieve Hudson

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Genevieve Hudson discusses her debut novel, BOYS OF ALABAMA.

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Masters of Movement: A Conversation with Morgan Jerkins

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Morgan Jerkins discusses her new book, WANDERING IN STRANGE LANDS.

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Hybrid by Nature: A Conversation with Tara Campbell

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Tara Campbell discusses her new book, POLITICAL AF: A RAGE COLLECTION.

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Cultural Attunement and “Otherness”: A Conversation with Aimee Liu

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Aimee Liu discusses her new novel, GLORIOUS BOY.

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Zones of Paradox: A Conversation with Billy-Ray Belcourt

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Billy-Ray Belcourt discusses his new book, A HISTORY OF MY BRIEF BODY.

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Arrest Record

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A Black boy, no matter how young, was not a child. He was a future criminal.

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Both Scholarly and Poetic: A Conversation with Xandria Phillips

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Xandria Phillips discusses their debut full-length collection, HULL.

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Living with Our Ghosts: A Conversation with Maisy Card

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Maisy Card discusses her debut novel, THESE GHOSTS ARE FAMILY.

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Praise the Bottom: A Conversation with Malcolm Tariq

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Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut poetry collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Malcolm Tariq

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Malcolm Tariq discusses his debut collection, HEED THE HOLLOW.

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Turning and Turning: Jericho Brown’s The Tradition

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[T]his is a book in direct conversation with literary tradition.

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A Storm Underneath: Talking with Shonda Buchanan

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Shonda Buchanan discusses her new memoir, BLACK INDIAN.

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This Thing of Existence: Talking with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his new story collection, THE WORLD DOESN’T REQUIRE YOU.

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The Rumpus Poetry Book Club Chat with Eve L. Ewing

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Eve L. Ewing discusses her new collection, 1919.

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What We Inherit: Talking with Chanelle Benz

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Chanelle Benz discusses her debut novel, THE GONE DEAD.

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