Articles of Note

Book publishing is a business, and a difficult one. One result of our hard times: a well-made book is tougher to find ... more »

New Books

“This is the difficult miracle of Black poetry in America: that we persist, published or not, and loved or unloved. We persist.”  ... more »

Essays & Opinions

Self-awareness as a literary tic doesn’t arise out of thin air. So why have writers become so annoyingly self-conscious?  ... more »