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Tokenism May Cause the Following Side Effects December 23, 2015: When one of us wins, we all win. That’s the mantra that marginalized folks have internalized for centuries. It’s the mantra that makes us pliable, submissive, grateful. We’re happy to have been [...] by

The Advocate Profiles BuzzFeed Executive Editor and Poet Saeed Jones December 7, 2015: For its “40 Under 40″ series, The Advocate profiles poet and Buzzfeed Executive Editor of Culture Saeed Jones. Jones is an advocate for writers of color and for LGBT writers; in this [...] by

Gregory Pardlo, Saeed Jones, More Discuss Recent Diversity Report October 28, 2015: At The Guardian, a piece on poet Gregory Pardlo, with an eye on diversity, recognition, and how they really translate in terms of visibility in the poetry and publishing worlds. “I won the [...] by

Kenneth Goldsmith Says He Is an Outlaw June 1, 2015: To be a black man in the United States of America is to be in a constant state of war and I am tired, I’m just so tired of the war. White people want me to be dangerous, scary or sexy, they never [...] by

2015 PEN Literary Award Winners Announced May 13, 2015: The 2015 PEN Literary Awards have been announced! Congratulations go out to Saeed Jones for winning the PEN/Joyce Osterweil Award for Poetry ($5,000) for Prelude to Bruise (Coffee House Press)! The [...] by

A Poet Emerges from the Wild Frontier January 21, 2015: At NY Times, Saeed Jones reflects on becoming a poet in the face of adversity. In this article, Jones, the author of Prelude to Bruise and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle award, [...] by

My Poetry Picks for 2013 December 13, 2013: These are 5 books published in 2013 I am especially happy to have in the world—”and you can, too!” (à la Stephen Colbert): Urban Tumbleweed: Notes from a Tanka Diary, by Harryette [...] by