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New to the Archive July 27, 2016: Let’s get right to it: Outside it’s hot as hell Read some poems by Frederick Seidel In addition to the four poems linked above, we also added “February 30th,” which, [...] by

No Time Like the Present for James Baldwin July 7, 2016: May we conclude today with a note from James Baldwin. At Brain Pickings, Maria Popova recently compiled an enduring amount of wisdom from Baldwin, such as this gem: “If you are going to be a [...] by

At Vanity Fair: Jacqueline Woodson on the Revelatory James Baldwin May 4, 2016: Jacqueline Woodson, The Poetry Foundation’s Young People’s Poet Laureate–and the author of over 30 books–has written about the importance of James Baldwin for none other than [...] by

riffs on Paris graff : 7 April 29, 2015: From boom boxes to money rolls, many of the props in Wild Style, Charlie Ahearn’s 1982 dramatization of the burgeoning New York street scene of wholecarring and rapoffs; breakdancing and [...] by

Hanging with the Big Girls in My Traveling Shoes September 16, 2014: Last year when I was invited to receive an award from the Black Students Association at Rhodes College as part of my 40th College Reunion, I was freaked out. I had a few weeks earlier been to [...] by

Celebrating America’s Native Son August 2, 2013: Today would have been the 89th birthday of novelist, essayist, playwright, poet, social critic and 20th century American icon James Baldwin. As NPR affiliate WYPR notes: Few writers have illuminated [...] by