A new essay by Chen Chen: “It’s hard to believe there was a time I didn’t recognize [humor’s] significance.”
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.
Mariner Books to publish Deesha Philyaw’s highly anticipated novel, The True Confessions of First Lady Freeman, in a 7-figure deal.
Congratulations to Kimiko Hahn, Cornelius Eady, and Douglas Kearney who were among the 2023 Pegasus Awards winners.
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.”
Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, Jamila Minnicks, Elizabeth Acevedo longlisted for the Center for Fiction’s 2023 First Novel Prize.
Airea D. Mathews on play: “Barbie reminds me of the imaginative intensity that children take on to push past time and space.”
Pádraig Ó Tuama reads “You wake the dead to life” written by Rumi and translated by Haleh Liza Gafori.