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CHORUS: Saul Williams’s Spoken Word Tour

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@saulwilliams tours in support of his literary experiment

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New Author: Yvette Edwards

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The Stateside debut by an author whose debut novel was longlisted for the 2011 Man Booker Prize.

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UPCOMING: Shirley Sherrod — “The Courage To Hope”

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Getting to know a woman who has dedicated her life to empowering poor people and rural communities.

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The Rumpus Lists Writers of Color

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m4s0n501 “It isn’t hard to find writers of color. All you have to do is read.”

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PREVIEW: Laina Dawes’s “What Are You Doing Here?”

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Exploring what it’s like to be black and female in the metal and hardcore scenes

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Announcing Expanded Book Coverage

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Increasing our focus on writers from the diaspora

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Meet the new US Poet Laureate: Natasha Tretheway

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Shouting out our new US Poet Laureate

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History and Legacy with Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts and Simone Leigh

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Natalie Peart on using history to interact with the present

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VIDEO: Baratunde Thurston — “How To Be Black” (trailer)

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Don’t be a racist: Buy this book.

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REVIEW: Umair Haque – “The New Capitalist Manifesto” (Harvard Business Review Press)

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A look at 21st century capitalism–and its implications for 21st century culture

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