Issue 16

Issue #16
12/2006

Thomas Sayers Ellis
A poet, educator, and self-proclaimed “genuine negro hero” to the heart, Thomas Sayers Ellis did the QandA thing with Penny Dickerson.

Total Life Is What We Want
Poet Sharan Strange reflects on the history and lasting influence of the Dark Room Collective.

Linton Kwesi Johnson
Nancy Rawlinson finds the legendary Jamaican dub poet has no interest in mellowing with age.

REVIEWS
After Mecca: Women Poets and the Black Arts Movement by Cheryl Clarke
Is Bill Cosby Right? Or Has the Black Middle Class Lost Its Mind? by Michael Eric Dyson
The Language of Saxophones: Selected Poems of Kamau Daáood
Let the Lion East Straw by Ellease Southerland
Limbo by Sean Keith Henry
Why White Kids Love Hip-Hop: Wankstas, Wiggers, Wannabes, and the New Reality of Race in America by Bakari Kitwana
Zorro by Isabel Allende

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