Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) on “The Flowers”

Amina Gautier (’13) Celebrates Libraries and Sandburg Award Win

This is a very special evening and a very special award for me, partly because, like all of you, I love libraries and I believe in them and the work that they do. In giving my thanks today, I’d like to talk about the roles libraries have played in my life. I was born in […]

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) on Sesame Street as Muse

Screening Room: Rion Amilcar Scott on Big Bird, Writing, Adulthood, and the Unfairness of Death From ELECTRIC LIT I used to joke that between apparel, toys, books and DVDs, my family was, for a time, single-handedly funding Sesame Workshop, the non-profit that produces Sesame Street. I had always been fascinated by Jim Henson’s gentle philosophical method and […]

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) in Conversation with Roxane Gay

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) Interviewed in Maudlin House

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) on the Recurring Characters of Edward P. Jones

When a Character Returns Edward P. Jones connected recurring characters through his short stories, providing a blueprint for one writer. From Catapult Woodrow and Rita Cunningham’s fifteen-year-old daughter Elaine left home after arguing with her father about the boys she entertained in the house while her parents were away. I turned the pages of “A […]

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) in Electronic Lit

202 Checkmates by Rion Amilcar Scott (from the collection Insurrections) In my eleventh year, my father taught me defeat. I sat with my back pressed on that old, scratchy brown couch. Tom chased Jerry across the television screen and then the image dissolved into a white dot in the center. I turned to see my […]

Desiree Cooper Interviewed In Smokelong Quarterly

Rion Amilcar Scott (’13) in Brooklyn Magazine

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Cole Lavalais Interviewed in Full Stop Quarterly

An interview with Andrew Mitchell Davenport In her 1942 autobiography, Dust Tracks on a Road, Zora Neale Hurston writes, “If you have received no clear-cut impression of what the Negro in America is like, then you are in the same place with me. There is no The Negro here. Our lives are so diversified, internal attitudes […]