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    By Lisa Robertson

    A resurgent energy pulses into shimmering expression in a city, a room, a street, beneath certain trees, when necessity sends acute though necessarily covert...

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    By George Quasha

    Mind-degradable Manifesto I’ve always wondered what it would feel like to issue a manifesto like in the good old days, but any such...

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    By Lillian-Yvonne Bertram

    In this year, the centennial celebration of the writer Gwendolyn Brooks, I attended the National Black Writers Conference Biennial Symposium aptly titled “Our Miss...

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    By LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs

    The inability to write does not arise from a drought, from one part of the trajectory of a being having exhaust in himself all...

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    By Cedar Sigo

    I looked through my past poems in the morning and discovered I’d been writing the always somehow peripheral sonnet all along without understanding the...

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    By Tyrone Williams

    Although stuttering has a long history in the apocrypha of the West as an impediment serious enough to warrant correction (e.g., Demosthenes putting pebbles...

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    By Anne Boyer

    History is full of people who just didn’t.  They said no thank you, turned away, ran away to the desert, stood on the streets...

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    By Patricia Spears Jones

    . . . . . What happened? they ask a question without an answer—our confusion —David Rivard, “Freedom in the Midst” . Insight often disappears but leaves residues,...

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    By Brandon Downing

    It’s February 21st, 2017. We woke this morning to the obnoxious sun. We’re about to see what the latest terrifying rains did to our land...

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    By Johannes Göransson

    [Excerpt from the notebook I kept in the fall of 2014 when I returned home to my native country, Sweden, to rewrite The Sugar...

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