Jennifer Maritza McCauley’s Playlist for Her Story Collection “When Trying to Return Home” Click on the book cover for Jennifer’s list!
When he was a little boy, Jeb Coleman would pick at the scabs on his knees and elbows, imagining how his daddy would suffer before dying. The old man would often get drunk on Four Roses whiskey and start itching to punch everything in sight. Jeb took the brunt of it. His muh, too, when […]
Kimbilio congratulates Denne Michele Norris on being appointed Editor-in-Chief at Electric Literature. Read more about her appointment at the Electric Lit website.
MAKE ME WHOLE: A Novel Excerpt from Kimbilio Fellow Jamie Moore
Kimbilio Fellow Wandeka Gayle Interviewed about her short story collection, Motherland and Other Stories by Nikesha Williams for the BLACK & PUBLISHED podcast.
From Black Speculative Arts Digital Archive 1. What was the inspiration for the creation of “MotherShip: MotherVerse”? “MotherShip:MotherVerse” was conceived as part of a public Afrofuturism exhibit entitled “The MotherShip Connection.” Poet, Community Builder and Afrofuturist Olu Butterfly conceived this idea and asked me to be one of her collaborators. This was an opportunity for us to mount an […]
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 […]
Millions of Tiny Things When Hammond was very young, he had a hard time sleeping. It felt as though there were millions of tiny things crawling around beneath his skin, and the small, small spaces that separated each of these tiny things was known to him, and so it wasn’t just that there were millions […]