How Luisah Teish and Sunni Patterson’s words evoke and honor ancient Yoruba culture.
Category: Printed books
“Blackness was rippling across the auditorium, turning the air—and I felt it then, Sunni’s voice igniting the star-white text with a vitality that began but would not end in that room.”
The power of self-publishing
Depths As Well As Distances
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
My Summer Reading List
Diving back into the literary pool
In celebration of literary talent
On Pet Rats, “Domestic Arthropods,” and the Importance of Play
When Poetry Comes to Life
Honoring three I AM NEW ORLEANS poets, along with the inciting work of Marcus B. Christian, to kick off National Poetry Month
Appreciating diverse female perspectives through memoir, prose, and poems