“I would like to be among the crop of Black writers who emerged from the ashes of a torched racist system.”
“The list of what you can’t do is endless because I know how quickly #blackboyjoy can become #sayhisname.”
“I write sporadically and edit often.” —francine j. harris, author of Here Is the Sweet Hand
The author of Horsepower suggests putting aside knowledge and focusing on unlearning.
The author of Horsepower reimagines the bildungsroman to honor the narrative arc of Black childhood.
The author of Horsepower examines and resists the racism and subconscious anxieties that infect the U.S. literary imagination.
“The biggest challenge for me to accomplish any project is working to keep myself out of the way.” —Krista Franklin, author of Too Much Midnight
Jennifer Baker on her new anthology, Everyday People: The Color of Life, published by Atria in August.