An excerpt from their memoir about being one of nineteen children, raised by a Hindu Hare Kṛṣṇa mother and Muslim father, growing up queer and Black in Cleveland, Ohio.
The writer on her new book Brown Album, personal essays, camp as armor, the hyperreal, and designing her own Barbie.
The writers on their debut short story collections, artifice as truth, and how music can teach you to write a sentence.
On Erik Davis’s High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies
A portrait of Langston Hughes and Black queer Harlem.
The writer on her new collection of stories about encroaching landscapes, disenfranchised characters, and the fleeting certainty of home.
Stories that magnify what it means to be black in America through a satirical, uncanny lens.
The pleasures of literary play in the writer’s final novel.
On more than one occasion I have been accused of disliking Langston Hughes. Untrue.
“I can’t distill it all,” Evie Shockley confesses in her contribution to this vital and multifarious print offshoot of Claudia Rankine’s online Open Letter Project.