G&L Review

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan on writing black, queer fiction: “‘So, your mother is a Black feminist? No wonder your writing is so queer!’”

Lit Hub

Daphne Palasi Andreades, Bushra Rehman, and Christine Kandic Torres talk about writing their home borough: Queens.

New York Times

Jericho Brown and Torrey Peters featured in this conversation on the state of queer writing to make a list of essential literature.


Speculative fiction author Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is a builder of worlds dark and twistedly terrifying, but never devoid of hope.

On Being

Rowan Ricardo Phillips’ poem “Never Again Would Birds’ Song Be the Same” featured on the Poetry Unbound podcast. Listen here.


Congratulations to Douglas Kearney and Jenny Xie who are finalists for the 2023 Firecracker Award in nonfiction and poetry. Peruse other authors here.

Poetry Foundation

Laura Glenum on Deborah Landau’s Skeletons: “Landau mobilizes the female libido as a site of resistance to her own mortality.”

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.”