February 28, 2017

Citizenship (Part Two)

By Cody Walker

Earlier today I glanced at my Facebook News Feed and saw, as usual, post after post about the president. He was doing what he always does: playing footsie with the […]

August 5, 2016

Ghost Stories, Systems

By Dora Malech

Between sad, hateful blats from Trump’s trumpet and the usual political dogwhistles came the (largely unheard in national mainstream media) dirges for three (more) Black women killed, in the words […]

February 28, 2015

Citizen Alert

By Cody Walker

It feels as if everyone who’s teaching a poetry class this semester is teaching Claudia Rankine’s Citizen. (I’m sure it’s being taught in nonfiction courses, as well; it’s been nominated […]

January 26, 2015

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen

By Meg Shevenock

Claudia Rankine’s Citizen is a book deeply embedded in the body, in the body before race, as in the body unable to escape either itself or its color. Race ignites […]

May 21, 2010

Summer Reading Stack

By Tamiko Beyer

When I was a kid, I knew summer vacation had truly begun when my mom piled us into the fake-wood-paneled station wagon and drove us to the local library. I’d […]