Category: Literary Studies

Opening Space for Venezuelan Poets

Opening Space for Venezuelan Poets

By David M. Brunson In this post, David M. Brunson explains how he came to put together the bilingual anthology A Scar Where Goodbyes Are Written, a collection of poems… READ MORE

Meeting Ernest J. Gaines

By Ruth Laney Ruth Laney shares how an impromptu interview inspired a love of storytelling and led to a decades-long friendship with one of Louisiana’s most celebrated writers. In late… READ MORE

Living History

By Raquel Kennon Raquel Kennon reveals how her family’s lineage intersected with her academic training and resulted in a book tracing the literary and cultural legacies of slavery in the… READ MORE

The Two Lives of Derrick Harriell

By Derrick Harriell Derrick Harriell explains how, as a poet, inspiration takes hold—especially when you’re least expecting (or even wanting) it. Before writing my recent collection of poems, Come Kingdom,… READ MORE