George Washington’s hair found in library book; the importance of rereading; in praise of queer teen fiction; and other news.
A writer and editor reflects on her work as both creative impulse and ancestral redemption.
A new documentary explores the life and work of Lorraine Hansberry; PEN pulls YA novelist’s nomination for literary award; Tom Clancy’s widow sues estate over rights to Jack Ryan character; and other news.
A writer and publishing professional reflects on her decision to leave an MFA program, and how academic and workshop language can be used to reify the invisible structures that suppress marginalized communities.
At the University of Pittsburgh, poets Dawn Lundy Martin, Terrance Hayes, and Yona Harvey recently established the Center for African American Poetry and Poetics—a creative think tank dedicated to African American poets.
The new executive director of the Cave Canem Foundation talks about her history with the organization, her vision for the future, and the role of poetry in a hostile political climate.
A close look at the letter recommending Gwendolyn Brooks as the recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry in 1950 reveals more than just the reigning aesthetics of that time.
Dawn Davis—vice president and publisher of 37 INK, an imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Atria Publishing Group—talks about editing Edward P. Jones, the lack of diversity in publishing, and what some of the most successful authors have in common.
A decade after the founding of Cave Canem, Eady speaks about the ways in which the organization has developed into a "safe haven for black poets."