Spotlight: Cynthia Dewi Oka

As a poet, I strive not to be afraid to look at anything we humans are capable of. As a survivor, I know that not even language can destroy me. 

Spotlight: Alexis Pauline Gumbs

” . . . most educational spaces for writers teach writers how to conform to certain conventions and norms, and that has its place. But my workshop will be a space for writers to surprise themselves and to transform all of us. ”
– Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Spotlight: Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

ARRIVAL is a poetic love story between mother and daughter. The poems are road maps, intertwining generations with a narrative beginning in 1950 with a woman who is pregnant with twins. In her seventh month she delivers a stillborn boy and a baby girl weighing less than two pounds. From there, the evocation of a series of catastrophic family events brings forth Cheryl Boyce-Taylor’s power to strip her readers down to their most vulnerable.