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'Queer People Don't Have the Luxury to Stop Telling Our Stories'

‘Queer People Don’t Have the Luxury to Stop Telling Our Stories’

by Jamilah King on September 18 2014, 7:00AM

Christopher Soto, editor of the new queer poetry journal “Neptanla,” isn’t satisfied with mere visibility. He thinks the LGBT community deserves more. new journal by and for queer people of color,

Topics: Arts & Culture

There's a New Literary Journal for Queer Poets of Color

There’s a New Literary Journal for Queer Poets of Color

by Jamilah King on September 15 2014, 1:00PM

And it’s not trying to be apolitical.

Topics: Culture

DarkMatter: 'We're Proud of Our Resistance'

DarkMatter: ‘We’re Proud of Our Resistance’

by Jamilah King on June 12 2014, 7:00AM

Culture editor Jamilah King is chatting with queer and trans artists of color throughout June about the creative mind and the path toward liberation.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Vijay Seshadri Becomes First South Asian to Win the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

Vijay Seshadri Becomes First South Asian to Win the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry

by Jamilah King on April 15 2014, 5:14PM

Seshadri said in an interview in 2004 that he began writing poetry at 16.

Topics: Culture

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

Emotional Dad Rocks Arsenio with Love Poem to Son

by Carla Murphy on February 27 2014, 10:01AM

“I get extra praise, and for what? Doing what I’m supposed to do,” he says.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

Amiri Baraka, 1934-2014

by Aura Bogado on January 9 2014, 4:25PM

The literary genius was 79.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Nikki Giovanni Recites Poetry Live on MSNBC

Nikki Giovanni Recites Poetry Live on MSNBC

by Jamilah King on December 16 2013, 12:03PM

Celebrated poet Nikki Giovanni made an appearance on Melissa Harris-Perry’s #Nerdland segment over the weekend. She performed a poem called “Ego Tripping” and said, “I am so hip, even my errors are correct.” Watch the segment below….

Topics: Media, /NOW

'Women and the Word' Celebrates Queer Poets of Color

‘Women and the Word’ Celebrates Queer Poets of Color

by Von Diaz on November 13 2013, 12:41PM

This new film follows five queer women of color on a nationwide poetry tour. Coming soon!

Topics: Gender & Sexuality, /NOW

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai Wants You To Be Self-Centered For a Good Cause

Kelly Zen-Yie Tsai Wants You To Be Self-Centered For a Good Cause

by Jamilah King on November 7 2013, 11:07AM

It’s all part of a new interactive spoken word piece.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Ntozake Shange Talks About a New Struggle With Words, and Health

Ntozake Shange Talks About a New Struggle With Words, and Health

by Jamilah King on October 28 2013, 11:30AM

The playwright opens up about being caught between a crippling neurological disorder and the limits of technology.

Topics: Arts & Culture, /NOW

Youth Bridge Digital Storytelling and Slam Poetry in Off-Page Project

Youth Bridge Digital Storytelling and Slam Poetry in Off-Page Project

by Von Diaz on August 19 2013, 10:37AM

The newly launched project activates youth to tell stories that often go unheard using spoken word and digital media.

Topics: /NOW

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

The Nightmare of War Finds an Outlet in Jazz, Poetry from Vets

by on November 30 2012, 9:19AM

Musician Mike Ladd and jazz pianist and composer Vijay Iyer explore the emotional toll of war on veterans of color.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Global Affairs, National Security

Nikky Finney's Award Speech Tops Record Year for Black Women Writers

Nikky Finney’s Award Speech Tops Record Year for Black Women Writers

by Jorge Rivas on November 29 2011, 1:16PM

The award-winning poet astounded audiences with her acceptance speech, before telling the crowd that the moment had left her “officially speechless.”

Topics: Arts & Culture

New Poem Illustrates Impact of U.S.-Backed Violence in Southeast Asia

New Poem Illustrates Impact of U.S.-Backed Violence in Southeast Asia

by Hatty Lee on October 4 2011, 1:18PM

Poet Bao Phil teams up with producer Ash Hsie to offer a scathing indictment of seemingly ‘casual’ racism.

Topics: Arts & Culture

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