On the heels of yesterday’s celebration of fathers, here is Kalamu ya Salaam’s loving and thoughtful tribute to his friend, collaborator, and mentor, Tom Dent. This poem is one of the many gems in Salaam’s 2021 collection Cosmic Deputy, available here. Featured image by Richard Mortel, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
Letting trans people be who they are—and do what they love
Diving back into the literary pool
We remember the brilliant Bernard Pearce. May he rest in power.
Editing as relation
All of the Love of Regular Birthday Parties With No… Well… Fewer Tears
In celebration of literary talent
On Pet Rats, “Domestic Arthropods,” and the Importance of Play
Honoring three I AM NEW ORLEANS poets, along with the inciting work of Marcus B. Christian, to kick off National Poetry Month
You’d expect planning an academic conference to be a lot of work. Four years of work, however? Less likely.