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Renee Simms in FULL GROWN PEOPLE

THIS WILD LIFE The children wriggled and cursed in the old SUV, summoning me to...

Hope Wabuke on the Need For Diverse MFA Programs

If We Want Diverse Books, We Need Diverse MFA Programs Recently, in the New Yorker,...

A. Nicole Kelly in DRUNKEN BOAT

How To Hear Music Grow up with music—Sam & Dave and Dionne Warwick, The Temptations,...

Nicole Dennis-Benn Reading at the Lambda Literary Retreat

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NOW WE WILL BE HAPPY reviewed in the Philadelphia Tribune

Afro-Puerto Ricans encompass a dual heritage that provides a rich and unique cultural...

Marlon James in TIN HOUSE

You Can Feel It Like a Demon, Swallowing You Slow: An Interview with Marlon James...

Author Coe Booth on ATC

Kinda Like Brothers author Coe Booth discusses her new children’s book and how her...

Dahlma Says

“I write first and foremost because the stories I grew up reading in school bore no...

KWELI Emerges

THE REVIEW REVIEW reviews KWELI, and name checks Kimbilio Fellow Dahlma Llanos Figueroa...

BuzzFeed’s Heben Nigatu Welcomes You to “the mocha-chocolate-coffee-bean-exotic-butterscotch-caramel-cinnamon-cafe-au-lait side of town.”

For those interested in culturally-specific craft… If White Characters Were...