Azaan’s Water

by Oladunni Bejide I chatter like steel beams under pressure. The rain cuts through my clothes, my smile leaves all 32 teeth exposed. I search for the bus, swaying from left to right It slows, coming […]

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Tugging & Pulling: An Interview With Melissa Lozada-Oliva

by Andie Spatig & Sarah McKee   This series — Latinx & Proud! — is a look into the world of Latinx literature and the poets who use language to explore the boundaries of their communities […]

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Diversidad y Unidad

Identity and Community in the Latinx & Proud! series One mid-February evening, an audience gathers in City of Asylum’s cozy Word Cellar for the third installment of the Latinx & Proud! series. Staff members squeeze extra chairs behind […]

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Writing Towards Complexity: A Conversation with José Olivarez

  This series — Latinx & Proud! — is a look into the world of Latinx literature and the poets who use language to explore the boundaries of their communities and identities. By sharing these interviews and articles, we hope […]

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Science, Love, & Video Games: A Conversation with Keith S. Wilson

Keith S. Wilson is a poet, Cave Canem fellow, and video game designer. Keith is originally from California, and spent his teen years and early twenties in Kentucky before settling in Chicago. His debut book Fieldnotes […]

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Tugging & Pulling: An Interview With Melissa Lozada-Oliva
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by Andie Spatig & Sarah McKee   This series — Latinx & Proud! — is a look into the world of Latinx literature and the poets who use language to explore the boundaries of their communities […] Read more...
Diversidad y Unidad
by  / May 6, 2020
Identity and Community in the Latinx & Proud! series One mid-February evening, an audience gathers in City of Asylum’s cozy Word Cellar for the third installment of the Latinx & Proud! series. Staff members squeeze extra chairs behind […] Read more...

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