February 14, 2012 – Rebecca Walker and Image Activist Michaela angela Davis conducted a conversation about Walker’s new anthology Black Cool: One Thousand Streams of Blackness. The collection—with essays written by prominent voices and figures such as bell Hooks, Henry Louis Gates, dream Hampton, Staceyann Chin as well as Michaela—explores the origins, aesthetics as well as personal definitions of “black cool.” Continue reading
Eisa Nefertari Ulen
Laylah Amatullah Barrayn sat down with Eisa Nefertari Ulen to discuss Eisa’s novel Crystelle Mourning, Brooklyn bohemia, and her inspiration for becoming a writer.
Fresh off the success of a critically received new book of poetry Teahouse of the Almighty, Patricia Smith met with Nicole Sealey to discuss her work and life.
Walter Mosley’s Sexcapade
The prodigious one, Walter Mosley took a break from writing novels, sci-fi, nonfiction, et. al. just long enough for D. Scot Miller to talk about Mosley’s “sextential” Killing Johnny Fry. Continue reading
Poet Nikky Finney talks about her southern roots and the poetry she writes.
by Tara Betts
E. Lynn Harris: Abide By Him
With his latest book Abide With Me E. Lynn Harris sits down to discuss his life as one of todays top writers.
by Renee Michel
Lee Meadows by Mo Fleming
bell hooks is one of today’s most prolific writers onrace and culture. Here we find out more about this professor and writer.
by Lynne d. Johnson