Renee Simms (’13, ’15) on JADED IBIS

Kimbilio Fellow Renee Simms (’13, ’15) anchored a panel at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles on the subject of black writers in a white world.  JADED IBIS published an extended version of her introductory remarks. Where Writers of African Ancestry in America Find Themselves There has never been a consensus or even a plurality agreement […]

Lesley Arimah (’15) in THE ATLANTIC

Glory By Lesley Nneka Arimah When Glory’s parents christened her Glorybetogod Ngozi Akunyili, they did not foresee Facebook’s “real name” policy, nor the weeks she would spend populating forms and submitting copies of her bills and driver’s license and the certificate that documented her birth on September 9, 1986, a rainy Tuesday, at 6:45 p.m., after […]

Kimbilio in POETS & WRITERS!

Kimbilio Nurtures Black Writers by Morgan Jerkins NEWS AND TRENDS March/April 2016 2.10.16 While Cave Canem’s annual retreat for African American poets has been changing the literary landscape for the past twenty years, the writing community has lacked a similar resource for African American fiction writers. That is, it did until 2013, when writers David […]