Featured BloggerBy Duriel E. Harris
For those of us who write, it is necessary to scrutinize not only the truth of what we speak, but the truth of that language by which we speak it....
From Poetry MagazineBy Skyla Hearn
Note: This post by Skyla Hearn, the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at DuSable Museum of African American History, was commissioned on the occasion of Damon Locks’s essay, “Digging Culture” (Poetry, March...
Featured BloggerBy Evie Shockley
“It was not natural. And she was the first.” With these words, June Jordan opens her incisive and deeply moving essay on poet Phillis Wheatley, whose emergence from the hold...