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.
“I had to sit with the fear and let it talk to me.” —Joshua Bennett, author of Owed.
“How can I love a people who want to destroy me? How can I protect myself in that love?”
“You place yourself in the story, and one by one you begin to fill in the holes the world has left behind.”