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Searching for Tía Harriet September 30, 2016: Every once in a while I’ll hear a Latinx poet on social media describe getting published in Poetry as a dream come true. Invariably I’ll roll my inner eye. Sure, I get the prestige and the fact [...] by

Feel Space: Poets 4 Orlando June 24, 2016: All the way from Myrtle Broadway to Broadway Lafayette to 72nd Street and from Strawberry Fields to Sheep’s Meadow, I hoped I’d run into anyone looking like me who might be headed to Poets 4 [...] by

Torching Authenticities April 26, 2016: Tonya Foster takes on the question of form itself in “Touching Authenticities” by deconstructing the essay, which strikes me as a necessary gesture given that she is tending to the question of [...] by

Daughter Contributes to New Book Celebrating Legacy of Audre Lorde February 26, 2016: The Wind Is Spirit: The Life, Love and Legacy of Audre Lorde is written by Dr. Gloria Joseph in “Griot style”–a Western African oral tradition of storytelling that brings together a [...] by

Tender Theory January 28, 2016: Los Angeles had been a place for an emergence of thinking about the relationship of illness to capitalism, white supremacy, and patriarchy, so it was a good thing that I was there. Johanna Hedva had [...] by

Mia You Reads Rickey Laurentiis’s ‘I Saw I Dreamt Two Men’ at Jacket2 January 14, 2016: At Jacket2, Mia You explores Ricky Laurentiis’s poem “I Saw I Dreamt Two Men,” in a reading informed by Ta-Nehisi Coates and Audre Lorde. You focuses on questions of empathy, eros, and [...] by

What Undiscovered Countries Are Then Disclosed January 4, 2016: The nurses wouldn’t treat the pain. I had no one to drive me home, and it hurt—wickedly—the needle, the insertion of the titanium tumor markers, the size of tumor they were announcing. A few [...] by

The Erotic vs. the Pornographic in Contemporary Poetry December 16, 2015: At Jacket2, Mia You’s commentary “Not safe for porn: The erotic vs. the pornographic,” starts with Audre Lorde’s reminders, from You’s very blue edition of the book [...] by

Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets (Part 2) August 26, 2015: [Editor’s Note: Part 1 of “Call and Response: The Gifts of Women Poets” can be found here.] On Carolyn Kizer Carolyn Kizer was my poetry mentor, great friend and goddess. Here is an [...] by

From Whitman To Walmart June 8, 2015: for Timothy McNair and for The Mongrel Coalition Against Gringpo “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation and that is an act of political warfare.” –Audre Lorde [...] by