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Q&A: Chris Abani On The Search For Better Questions

@chrisabani on, among other things, defining the sublime

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UPCOMING: Sundays @. . .The Sackett — February 23

@TheSackett, 3 great writers, good people. What more could you want?

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Black Arkestry: Falling In Love On The Ark

Our new guest contributor, Harmony Holiday, presents her Astrosonics Event Number 1: introducing us to an alive, ever-expanding archive of out-of-print and rare Diaspora poetry and writing.

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Write From The Start: My Mother, Fannie Mae Robinson

Our lit editor @bridgettmdavis honors her mom for setting an example of a writing life

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To Sir, With Love: Chinua Achebe

Lit editor @bridgettmdavis thanks the towering Nigerian author for his influence on her own African tales

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ABOUT TOWN: VONA Reading @ Boston AWP — March 9

VONA writers bring their explosive, diverse talent to the annual writer’s conference

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The Coffin Factory shouts out Sundays @ The Sackett

@CoffinFactory makes us think we’re on to something with our new reading series.

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Mia McKenzie’s Open Letter to Quvenzhane Wallis

Writer Mia McKenzie gives us a beautiful antidote to @the Onion’s vile attack on the 9-year-old girl

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GOOD READ: Rapper Kendrick Lamar & the Black Literary Tradition

Cultural critic Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah connects the dots for us.

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For The Love of Books

It’s Valentine’s Day. Why not a bouquet of literary love?

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Fear Of A Black President

Some excerpts from Ta-Nehisi Coates’s tour de force on Obama, race and the limits of integration.

GOOD READ: Hate Crimes Always Have A Logic: On The Oak Creek Gurudwara Shootings

A perspective on the Oak Creek, WI shootings from a member of the Sikh community

GOOD READ: Erykah Badu to Wayne Coyne: “Kiss my glittery ass!”

In case you missed it, Ms. Badu’s choice words to Mr. Coyne

GOOD READ: Jeff Chang On The Legacy of Chuck Brown

A worthwhile read on the go-go legend

GOOD READS: #TrayvonMartin Around The Web

So much conversation–and now maybe some justice–for this young man.

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