The Daily Show

Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah on why he chose a Black woman protagonist and abolishing the prison system.

PBS Newshour

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.

Poetry For All

Haleh Liza Gafori discusses the poetic constraints of the ghazal form and Rumi’s encounters with the divine.

New York Times

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.”

The Millions

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.”