On February 4, 2014, at New York University, poetry, love, and hundreds of Black Arts devotees filled two rooms to honor the activists Jayne Cortez (1934-2012) and Amiri Baraka Continue reading
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. Continue reading