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"At the Hurston/Wright Foundation we don't believe the glass is half empty or half full, we believe that it is always overflowing—with ideas, with vision, and inspiration to serve black writers." President emeritus and cofounder Marita Golden introduces honorees at the thirteenth annual Legacy Awards. Golden speaks about the organization in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"So rarely the body discovered as the body is." The award-winning poet and cofounder of the Third Wave Foundation in New York reads three of her poems. Martin's new poetry collection Life in a Box Is a Pretty Life (Nightboat Books, 2014) is featured in Page One in the new issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"You can't say anything qualitatively about the imagination being a great and nurturing place or a dangerous and terrible place—it's all that stuff." Debut novelist and Mountain Goats frontman John Darnielle talks about his book, Wolf in White Van (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014), which was longlisted for the 2014 National Book Award in Fiction.
"'How does it feel to be you?' That's the ultimate question for a fiction writer." The novelist speaks about his early influences and how he writes his characters. O'Nan's West of Sunset (Viking, 2015) is featured in Page One in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
Saeed Jones recites a poem from his poetry collection, Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press, 2014), at the Dodge Poetry Festival in October. Jones is one of the debut poets featured in "Breaking Into the Silence" in the January/February issue of Poets & Writers Magazine.
"Don't shy away from using words, words are a very, very important form of expression... in whichever language." Keith Phetlhe, a poet from Botswana, speaks about how poetry has been an influential part of his life and culture, and performs Shakespeare's Sonnet 18 in Tswana.