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News and Trends

July/August 2015

Since its founding in 2008, Badilisha Poetry X-Change has built the largest online archive of contemporary African poetry, including work by nearly four hundred poets from more than thirty countries across Africa and the diaspora. Now, with the launch of a new mobile site, Badilisha is making African poetry more accessible and interactive to millions of Africans.

A Profile of Tracy K. Smith

by Renee H. Shea

Feature

March/April 2015

<p>In her extraordinary new memoir, <i>Ordinary Light</i>, Pulitzer Prize­–winning poet Tracy K. Smith embraces a fuller sense of herself as a writer while cementing the connection between her children and her ancestors using the best glue she knows: words.</p>

A Profile of T. Geronimo Johnson

by Kevin Nance

Feature

March/April 2015

<p>For T. Geronimo Johnson, whose second book, <i>Welcome to Braggsville</i>, was published in February, writing is a way to push himself, and his readers, into uncomfortable territory—to start a conversation, a communion, that could open up our hearts.</p>

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January/February 2015

Amidst questions of racial diversity in the publishing industry, the Hurston/Wright foundation continues its outstanding support of African American writers, promising a brighter outlook for the state of writing in America.

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