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Ed Pavlić

Ed Pavlić is Distinguished Research Professor of English, African American Studies, and Creative Writing at the University of Georgia and a contributing arts editor at Boston Review. His latest book is Call It In the Air.


A tragedy in Birmingham and the making of a radical.

Ed Pavlić
In this new anthology of poetry, fiction, memoir, comics, and essays from renowned writers and newcomers, contributors explore whether and how we can repair from terrible ruptures.
Adam McGee, Ed Pavlić, Ivelisse Rodriguez

Critics tend to discount Rich’s later poems, fundamentally misunderstanding how they engage her radical vision of community.

Ed Pavlić
A recording of the launch event for Boston Review’s new literary anthology, Ancestors. Renowned writers read their poems, fiction, and more.
Yeoh Jo-Ann, Cheswayo Mphanza, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Sonia Sanchez, Ed Pavlić, Tyehimba Jess, Domenica Ruta, Adam McGee

In our new book, some of today’s most imaginative writers consider what it means to be made and fashioned by others. 

Alexis Pauline Gumbs, Adam McGee, Ed Pavlić, Ivelisse Rodriguez

Our new issue asks: How do people who are not alike forge productive alliances?

Adam McGee, Ed Pavlić, Evie Shockley

Amazing Grace, the long-lost film of Franklin’s gospel album, offers a lesson in the deep connections between gospel and soul music.

Ed Pavlić

What [ let’s don’t


           who ] do

you trust?

Ed Pavlić

When Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, James Baldwin made a final attempt to reconcile the generational divide between the civil rights movement and Black Power.

Ed Pavlić

In America, life at the edge of racial belonging is not so black and white.

Ed Pavlić

James Baldwin's letters to his brother

Ed Pavlić

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