Literatura, Música, y (Huracán) María: Reflections from the Diaspora

Literatura, Música, y (Huracán) María: Reflections from the Diaspora

“Maria’s thunder skirts flew high when she danced” —from “Siblings” in Blood Dazzler by Patricia Smith “No hemos contado aún a los muertos, no sabemos nada...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – 최 Lindsay

Voices of Bettering American Poetry Volume 2 – 최 Lindsay

What have you been reading, watching, or listening to lately? What new or emerging writer do you want the world to know about? Who would...

Nepantla’s Queer Women of Color Odes to Literary Ancestors

Nepantla’s Queer Women of Color Odes to Literary Ancestors

Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color is coming out from Nightboat Books on May 1, 2018, though I originally began editing this...

Spam Stigma: An Open Letter to White People

Spam Stigma: An Open Letter to White People

Dear bougie white people of America— I am a SPAM®-Eater—and I am not ashamed. Yes, you read that right. I eat Spam. You know, that...

Kill Your Heroes: Examining Marianne Moore’s Fraught Racial, Misogynistic, and Capitalist Politics

Kill Your Heroes: Examining Marianne Moore’s Fraught Racial, Misogynistic, and Capitalist Politics

Gwendolyn Brooks had already become the first African American woman to win a Pulitzer Prize in Poetry when fellow poet Marianne Moore sent this letter...

On Conclusion and Findings: A Conversation Between Yanyi and Catalina Ouyang

On Conclusion and Findings: A Conversation Between Yanyi and Catalina Ouyang

Catalina Ouyang‘s ongoing project Conclusion and Findings (working title) is a participatory event that takes various material forms. The artist invites writers to create poetic...

Dung-Aw: Conveying the Poetry of Grief

Dung-Aw: Conveying the Poetry of Grief

For writers with the gift of more than one language, what kinds of sounds are we able to make when grieving? From living in this...