The poet on her new collection and how a person lost to history can survive in the imaginary possibilities of art.
The poets on their latest collections, the texture of language, and work that pulls the rug from under us.
Painting that boils down shapes.
Work that illustrates how margins and centers interact.
The writer on her debut novel, Everything Grows, an epistolary exploration of finding community and coming out in the early ’90s.
The author discusses his debut collection, Aerialists, and the surreality of the human mind.
Awash in melancholy.
Public art addressing the trauma of sexual violence.
The actress and singer contemplates family, language, and the nature of true artistry.
The improvisor and composer contemplates polyphonic pathways and reaching past the self.
“I was motivated to pursue a way to change the conditions that were causing Black artists I interfaced with every day to say, ‘They won’t let us, they won’t let us, they won’t let us.’ I got tired of hearing that, and I said, ‘Fuck them! Let’s start a gallery!’ So that’s how JAM got started. It was never about being included.”
—Linda Goode Bryant, “Recollections, Linda Goode Bryant” in Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
The Zambian novelist on using tropes to upend them, the power of mistakes, writing female desire, and more.
Textile works that investigate guilt, spirituality, and the future.
On stage and in the studio, Kwak (aka Xina Xurner) summons bodies, objects, and energies that flourish at the “seams of the illusions of fixed identity.”
A scam writing workshop for Christians breeds empathy.
Recontextualizing “bad objects.”
A new series of photographs tracks the Underground Railroad.
A forgotten feminist fairy tale and Björk’s big-screen debut, The Juniper Tree, returns.
My Young Life is a memoir of becoming…
In New York, everything sounds back to Vietnam…