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On Ntozake Shange: ‘She Did Not Sound Like Anybody Else, Ever’ December 1, 2016: Literary Hub posts remarks from Michael Denneny, Ntozake Shange’s longtime editor, on the occasion of her Langston Hughes Medal. Awarded to Shange this year, the medal celebrates influential [...] by

John Keene’s Syllabus for ‘Temples for the Future: 20th and 21st Century Black Literary Avant-Gardes’ February 22, 2016: The New Directions blog has published John Keene’s syllabus for his Fall 2010 course at Northwestern University, “‘Temples for the Future’: 20th and 21st Century Black [...] 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

Rubyfloetics: A Period Poem Mixtape April 29, 2015: I wrote the poem Ruby Flo one summer during my undergraduate years. I was staying at my boyfriend’s family home because my mom and I were steady fighting. His mother didn’t really want me there. [...] by

The New York Public Library Fêtes the Fortieth Anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s For Colored Girls October 29, 2014: The New York Public Library is celebrating the fortieth anniversary of Ntozake Shange’s groundbreaking work, For Colored Girls Who Dream of Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf, from now until [...] 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

Ntozake Shange Profiled in This Weekend’s New York Times October 28, 2013: Ntozake Shange talks to the New York Times about her battle to continue to write after a series of strokes and the onset of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Author of the verse [...] by