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Our Recognizable, Difficult, Earthly Kingdom: Such Color by Tracy K. Smith

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Composition here becomes a process of discernment rather than pure creation.

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Woven Fibers and Broken Threads: Katherine Agyemaa Agard’s of colour

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To be imbricated in hundreds of years of colonial violence is to be entangled in colorist logics and stories of loss and belonging that are rarely linear or singular.

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Startling Juxtapositions: Pilot Impostor by James Hannaham

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Hannaham reserves his most vivifying language for planes and crashes.

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Reading Whitman While White

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It is only by holding Whitman accountable for all of his language that we can also love other parts of his language and poetics.

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Reclaiming the Roots of Self-Care: A Conversation with Nneka M. Okona

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Nneka M. Okona discusses her new book, SELF-CARE FOR GRIEF.

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Performing Violence: A Conversation with Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

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Jocelyn Nicole Johnson discusses her debut story collection, MY MONTICELLO.

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Searching for Who We Want to Be: A Conversation with Trisha R. Thomas

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Trisha R. Thomas discusses her new novel, WHAT PASSES AS LOVE.

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The Plane That We Inhabit: A Conversation with Ashley M. Jones

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Ashley M. Jones discusses her new poetry collection, REPARATIONS NOW!.

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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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