Kimbilio Fellow Jennifer Maritza Macauley Interviewed for CATAPULT

Jennifer’s collection of stories WHEN TRYING TO RETURN HOME was published this week.  From the interview: It’s wild to say this because it’s 2023, but the first story was written in 2009 in my undergraduate class at the University of Pittsburgh with Geeta Kothari. The story was “Last Saints,” which appears in the collection in […]

Kimbilio Fellow Jennifer Maritza Macauley on Afro-Latina Writers

With shoutouts to Kimbilio Fellows Ivelisse Rodgriguez, Amina Gautier, and Dahlma Llanos-Figueroa. 10 Afro-Latina Writers You Should Read Right Now On March 2, hear Jennifer read from her new collection WHEN TRYING TO RETURN HOME, live at Left Bank Books in St. Louis, also virtual on LBB’s You Tube channel.  Kimbilio Reading Series  

From Good River Review, A “Revived” Story from Kimbilio Fellow Donald Quist

Lalita Rattapong’s New Microwave     I’m having trouble with Lalita Rattapong’s new microwave, issues with distance. Like, can the neighbors feel the universe fold in on itself whenever she reheats leftover panang? Do they hear time collide, past in present, echoes from a world older than the one they thought they knew, screeching in […]

Kimbilio Fellow Angie Chatman on The Apprenticeship Model

From The Brevity Blog: As a writer teaching writing to adults in colleges, universities, and community organizations for over a decade, the most frequent question I get from my students is, “When will I get my paper back with your comments?” Never mind that it’s on the syllabus that I return papers within a week […]

Kimbilio Fellow Shinelle L. Espaillat’s Story is Featured @ Torch Literary Arts

BUT DID YOU DIE By Shinelle L. Espaillat Shreds of winter sliced the March morning as sunlight struggled to pierce the clouds. Mellen pushed herself to keep running up the hill, though each muscle fiber screamed and her breath came in hard, hitching explosions. Behind her, an angry rottweiler closed the distance, its owner barking […]

Editors Refused to Publish Richard Wright’s Most Important Novel—Until Now

On April 20, 2021, 60-plus years after his death, the Library of America (LOA) will publish Wright’s The Man Who Lived Underground. This landmark novel, which his daughter, Julia Wright, unearthed at Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and brought to LOA, tells the story of Fred Daniels, a Black man framed for a double murder […]

A New Story By Kimbilio Fellow Tara Campell on BOURBON PENN

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Kimbilio Fellow Arriel Vinson on THE OFFING