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HoodWitch Recommended By Bitch Media

HoodWitch Recommended By Bitch Media

Bitch Media listed Faylita Hicks’ upcoming poetry collection HoodWitch today in a list of “7 Books by Queer Black Writers to Read in Honor of James Baldwin’s Birthday.” They write that: HoodWitch examines what power looks like when reclaimed by Black women and...

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HoodWitch Recommended By Bitch Media

New Poems in The Rumpus from Faylita Hicks

While you wait for Faylita Hicks’ powerful poetry collection, HoodWitch, check out her poems published today in The Rumpus: “All It Took to Get to You,” “For The White Girl in the Poetry Workshop Who Says I Don’t Belong Here,” and “Lil’ Mama Gets High.” The chances...

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Chard deNiord reviews AFTER THE AFTERLIFE

Chard deNiord reviews AFTER THE AFTERLIFE

Thanks to On the Seawall host Ron Slate, and to Chard deNiord, for this lovely review of After the Afterlife: “In poem after poem, the personal crosses over to the universal; particulars grow immense, irony disarms sobriety, erudition underpins inspiration, and pathos...

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Hicks: Three Powerful Essays and a Micro

Hicks: Three Powerful Essays and a Micro

Faylita Hicks, whose debut poetry collection, HoodWitch, is forthcoming from Acre this October, has published three powerful essays of late—one in Slate, one in HuffPost, and one in the Texas Observer. And Cincinnati Review selected her work for its weekly Micro...

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Interview with Hannah Dow

Interview with Hannah Dow

XXXXAn absorbing exchange between two wonderfully insightful poets, Hannah Dow and Danielle Cadena Deulen. Thanks, Oxford Writers’ House! Read A Piece of Oneself into the World.

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Acre’s Holiday Sampler, Part 6

Acre’s Holiday Sampler, Part 6

Photo Credit: Elizabeth CodyWe complete our Holiday Sampler series with a pesky li’l sample from Acre’s first poetry offering—by T. R. Hummer—about which Derek Mong recently noted: “The pleasure of After the Afterlife is in watching a masterful American poet try to...

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