The Sword

The Sword

Vera Black walks the line as she empties her email, but in a death march kind of way. She finds herself rummaging through routine rejection...

Compassionate Curating: Your Experience Is Valid

Compassionate Curating: Your Experience Is Valid

To put it simply, being an editor is difficult—and especially so when you are dealing with work that is crucial, urgent, and traumatic. As an...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Jos Charles

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Jos Charles

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

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — manuel arturo abreu

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — manuel arturo abreu

Do you feel that your writing is necessarily assumed to be autobiographical? How do you feel about this assumption? I do feel that my writing...

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Phillip B. Williams

Voices of Bettering American Poetry 2015 — Phillip B. Williams

Do you feel that your writing is necessarily assumed to be autobiographical? How do you feel about this assumption? I think there is an assumption...

Building Community: On the Power of Women Mentors

At 17 years old, I kept what I imagined was a riveting journal of high school life. It was rife with rowdy, drunken kisses tasting...

HELP VIDA CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR *ALL* WOMEN IN LITERARY ARTS!

HELP VIDA CONTINUE TO FIGHT FOR *ALL* WOMEN IN LITERARY ARTS!

PLEASE SUPPORT VIDA’S PRESENT & FUTURE VIDA stands for accountability, transparency and change. We work for gender parity and justice. And we depend on you, our community of supporters,...

VIDA Reads with Writers — Treasure Shields Redmond!

VIDA Reads with Writers — Treasure Shields Redmond!

What are you reading on the subway or in the waiting room today? I am reading Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Toni Cade...