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by Stacia L. Brown
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.
by Stacia Brown
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.
Bonnie Rose Marcus, director of Poets & Writers’ Readings & Workshops (East), leads a discussion about resources available to writers in Washington, D.C., the importance of community, and how various literary communities can support one another. Panelists include Carlos Parada Ayala, Sarah Browning, Elizabeth Bruce, and Regie Cabico.
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Jess Row reads an excerpt from his novel, Your Face in Mine, published in August by Riverhead Books.
Your Face in Mine
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Simon & Schuster partners with Regan Arts; early J. D. Salinger stories republished; Oakland couple creates new space for poetry; and other news.
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