Category: Columns

Postcards to the Future: LEGACY Erica Hunt inheritance

Excerpts from Erica Hunt’s introduction to Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing. Angle, Defy Gravity, Land Unpredictably By Erica Hunt The future is a slippery project. What can it hold? We asked writers to write about it, imagining the future as the present conjugated—conjoining the past, the present with some other time. Don’t writers

Notes from the Motherfield LIVE / March 6

Friday, March 6, 2020, 5:30pm doors; storytelling 6pm: SOLD OUT Regular tickets are SOLD OUT but you can still participate by Gifting A Ticket designated we will get to someone who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend, or,  make a contribution to support accessibility by our Deaf and blind community. Email Tina@korepress.org to be added to

Art is Vital Social Labor, a Letter from Lisa Bowden


I was entrusted with carrying voices, songs, and stories to grow and release into the world, to be of assistance and inspiration.—Joy Harjo In order to change an existing paradigm you do not struggle to try and change the problematic model. You create a new model and make the old one obsolete. —R. Buckminster Fuller

Unwelcome in my country, Unwelcome in my church

WHY CAMILLE DUNGY CAN’T GET OVER THIS ELECTION   First published by LitHub January 2017 During the prayers of the people on the Sunday after America’s recent presidential election, the pastor read the prayer card of a congregant who sought comfort and support for those who have been imperiled as a result of this new

Beth Alvarado

The Motherhood Poems: On the birth of my first grandchild by Beth Alvarado   The baby was born early. Eight weeks early to be exact. They now count gestation in weeks not months. I stood in the hall and heard his first cry. Like a kitten, small and mewing. He was small. Four pounds, three