Carmen Maria Machado

Carmen Maria Machado’s writing considers the individual. Within her words the reader finds new questions—and answers are found sprinkled throughout the text, sometimes in the most unexpected places. Recipient of the National Book Critic Circle Award’s John Leonard Prize for debut fiction, Her Body and Other Parties (Graywolf), is a story collection rich in femininity, […]

Edmund Gordon

“Writers continue to be invented and reinvented by their readers, long after their own last words on the matter,” Edmund Gordon writes in his meticulously researched literary biography of the extraordinary English novelist, short story writer and journalist Angela Carter, who died from lung cancer in 1992. An earth mother with “hurricane hair,” a “white witch” known […]


The short film travels through venues that have recently shuttered, ones struggling to stay on their feet, and ones that are working to carve out spaces specifically for young people of color. It focuses on New Yorkers who believe in the life-affirming potency that these spaces have for individuals and communities alike, and who will […]

Layli Long Soldier

Layli Long Soldier’s debut collection of poetry, Whereas (Graywolf) was written in part as a reaction to the 2010 Congressional Apology to Native Peoples of the United States, which is a resolution located deep within a document called the Defense Appropriations Act. President Barrack Obama signed the apology without announcing its existence to Native people or […]