In The Furrows, Namwali Serpell draws readers into the roiling nature of grief in a powerful narrative that explores memory, loss, and Black identity without resting on what she calls the “meaningless platitude” that art promotes empathy.
Lesley Wheeler reckons with vulnerability, loss, and family through a close reading of Jan Beatty’s poem “Red Sugar."
“Then summer came and there was a lightning moment.” —Yanyi, author of Dream of the Divided Field
“If you feel that the story is good and that it needs to be read, then keep at it until you’re happy with it.” —Obed Silva, author of The Death of My Father the Pope
“The moment you walk away from the conversation with a poem, you lose it, and it will never return.” —CAConrad, author of AMANDA PARADISE
“I leapt into it and wrote it like a banshee.” —Yxta Maya Murray, author of Art Is Everything