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The second in our series of reading lists to celebrate National Poetry Month 2021.
Meghana Mysore, Boston Review
The first in our series of reading lists to celebrate National Poetry Month 2021.
A recording of the launch event for Boston Review’s new literary anthology, Ancestors. Renowned writers read their poems, fiction, and more.
Adam McGee, Domenica Ruta, Tyehimba Jess, Ed Pavlić, Sonia Sanchez, Ivelisse Rodriguez, Cheswayo Mphanza, Yeoh Jo-Ann
Through careful and often irreverent uses of traditional poetic forms, Amit Majmudar offers affecting insights into geopolitics and contemporary life, from the War on Terror to hyperincarceration.
In this searching interview, legendary Black Arts poet Sonia Sanchez discusses the ancestral influences on her work and how art can give us strength.
Sonia Sanchez, Christina Knight
The Sacred Black Masculine in My Life
Dennis Cooper became famous in the 1980s for his transgressive fiction about marginalized men. A new biography makes a case for what his works can offer readers now, in our era of deep suffering and infuriating indifference.
David B. Hobbs
In ‘Be Holding,’ celebrated poet Ross Gay interweaves the legacy of one of basketball’s greatest moments with a meditation on Black resilience.
Among the most innovative poets of European modernism, he forged a new path for poetry after the terrors of the twentieth century.
Peter E. Gordon
Congratulations to Cheswayo Mphanza!
Lucia Moholy helped create the visual language of the Bauhaus, but when she fled the Nazis her work was stolen by Walter Gropius.
Celebrated Indian poet and activist Varavara Rao is in mortal danger of succumbing to COVID-19 if he is not released from prison.
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Bram Wispelwey, Michelle Morse
Robin Dembroff, Dee Payton
Noam Chomsky, David Barsamian
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