Issue 18

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Issue #18

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.

Patricia Smith
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

Issue 17

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Issue #17

The Healing World of Lucille Clifton
With Hurricane Katrina still heavy on her heart, poet Lucille Clifton sat down with Jacqueline Jones LaMon to discuss life, death, and poetry.

Marlon James
First-time novelist Marlon James chats with Felicia Pride about his novel, John Crow’s Devil, and the influence Jamaica has had on his work.

Let There Be Peace, Let There Be Life
Nigerian-writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reflects on her award-winning novel Purple Hibiscus and discusses future literary work with A. Naomi Jackson. Continue reading