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We at VIDA are proud to announce that our own Amy King is the recipient of the Women’s National Book Association’s 2015 Award given to “a living American woman who derives part or all of her income from books and allied arts, and who has done meritorious work in the world… [Read More]
When I tell friends about the poolhouse incident, they often offer similar stories, and we ask ourselves—if we participated in it, was it any less of a violation? The moment I think back on more frequently, the moment that scares me most, is the one in the kitchen, in which… [Read More]
Recently, following the publication of a troubling poem about violence against women, a social media backlash began, along with a conversation about misogynist content, editorial responsibility, and censorship. Below is a continuation of that conversation. VIDA: How much responsibility do editors bear for making their literary journals a safe space… [Read More]
Various Undocupoets from throughout the nation recently have been working on a petition against the unjust discrimination imposed by first book contests. In the poetry community, too many publishers ask for “proof of US citizenship or permanent residency” prior to publication. This small but strong statement serves to exclude 11.7… [Read More]
How can we tell real diversity—diversity that reflects a variety of lived experiences—from this fake kind when all we’ve ever seen is the same white, cis, male, hetero stories passed off as representative of the entire range of human experience? We need diverse books so our kids can see the… [Read More]
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