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Here are the nominees we’re excited to see vie for the Young People’s Literature National Book Award
The Nation magazine issues apology after backlash for publishing offensive poem from a white guy
Poet Simone John talks her book ‘Testify’ and Sandra Bland’s legacy on the anniversary of her death in AAIHS interview
Poetry reading is up in America, but there’s still more work to be done to sustain readers
A Black woman transforms conditioned silence into language: How Audre Lorde induced my rebirth
Finalists for 30th annual Lambda Literary awards honoring LGBTQ literature announced
PEN announces 2018 longlist candidates, here are the nominees of color!
NPR releases Best Books of 2017 app, here are some picks by Black writers
The forgotten collateral of exhuming the Black dead through art
This Poet’s Tearful ‘I’m Sorry’ Poem Shows Our Continuing Failure To Address Rape
Harvard Graduate Gives Powerful Spoken Word Poem at Graduation
These Four Poems About Black Hair, Resistance, and Love Will Brighten Your Day
This Poet Is Calling Out The Founding Fathers For Their Erasure Of Black People
Slam Poet Makes Devastating Mad Lib About Police Brutality
APPLY NOW: ‘Sing That Like Dovesong’ Workshop For Writers Of Color
5 Books for the Black, Queer Poet in Your Life
5 Black Queer Poets You Need on Your Bookshelf
VOTD: Camonghne Felix “Meat”
Broadway musical featuring songs from Tupac set for June 19
Guest submission: Why…some thoughts
Clip of the day: ‘Behind the Veil: God’s Victory’
Tupac-inspired musical set to debut in May
Happy 70th Birthday Nikki Giovanni!
Young Chicago Poet Malcolm London Will Address Race, Class, Education on TED show
Rhymes & Reasons Interviews avery r. young About the Hip Hop Songs that Changed His Life
Maya Angelou to Younger Generation: You Are Not the B-Word; You Are Not the N-Word
Student Discovers Forgotten Poem by America’s First Known Black Writer
Happy Birthday Langston Hughes!
San Francisco Teen Suspended from School Over Poem Inspired By Sandy Hook Shooting
I don’t know what my grief looks like outside of social pressures to perform it in acceptable ways
We need LGBTQ history in schools because the queerness of Black icons has always been obscured
Black men – we need to take the racist online harassment of Black women more seriously
How the Coalition to End Money Bond is working to help reform pretrial practices in Illinois
The trans child in me still needs to feel wanted
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