On becoming the poem and evoking the sublime
This month, we launch a regular column by Harmony Holiday, who'll share her thoughts on a selected recording from the Afrosonics archive. First up: how an unforgettable sample led her to saxophonist Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s poetic musings -- and the joyful discovery that jazz and poetry could be "one gallant being."
Yasiin Bey gets force-fed under Guantanamo Bay standard procedures.
Our lit editor @bridgettmdavis honors her mom for setting an example of a writing life