A series of books, edited by Erica Vital-Lazare and published by McSweeney’s, shines a light on Black literature that was previously overlooked or underappreciated.
Resources and ideas for fighting racial injustice and police violence, both on and off the page.
“Do the hard stuff first.” —Kaitlyn Greenidge, author of Libertie
The author of Anodyne prioritizes joy in her poetics.
Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham’s book, Black Futures, comprises more than five hundred pages of poetry, artwork, memes, essays, and lyrics from Black artists.
Dr. Gloria House, a longtime editor at Broadside Lotus Press, discusses the publisher’s future and role in the literary community.
Ten years after her debut story collection was published, Danielle Evans returns with her second book, The Office of Historical Corrections, a timely reckoning with, among other things, America’s history of racialized violence.
Six Black editors—Heather Buchanan, Kwame Dawes, Mensah Demary, Parneshia Jones, Alexandra Watson, and Camille T. Dungy—discuss the work of bringing writing into the world, finding new contributors, and shaping the literary culture.
“Write with yourself and your own healing in mind, before you think of anyone else.” —Cicely Belle Blain, author of Burning Sugar
The owner of the recently opened Harriett’s Bookshop, which specializes in the work of Black and women authors, talks about the arts as a tool for social change and her vision for the store.