Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on why he chose a Black woman protagonist and abolishing the prison system.
Deesha Philyaw shares her Brief But Spectacular take on Black women, sex, and the Black church. Watch here.
Subverting the obvious, an interview with LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.
Haleh Liza Gafori discusses the poetic constraints of the ghazal form and Rumi’s encounters with the divine.
Maggie Smith on how she finds poetry and hard-won peace in a suburb east of Columbus.
Read this conversation with Elizabeth Acevedo: “I allow space for what isn’t said.”
Tune in to listen as Carolyn Forché discusses the editing of a wartime anthology of Ukrainian poetry.
Camille Dungy discusses Soil: The Story of a Black Mother’s Garden: “gardening offers me a space where I see patience pay off.”
Best-selling fiction writer Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah discusses his new novel Chain-Gang All-Stars.
A short conversation featuring Deborah Landau: “Deborah Landau is a poet of the urban body, the urbane.”