Category: Columns

Postcards to the Future: LEGACY Yona Harvey

In this poem by Yona Harvey, the idea of Legacy is underscored not only through oppression but the enduring spirit of Black womanhood in power connecting to her primordial spirit.    The River Wanderer by Yona Harvey There was a river turned to   Goddess.      Was kin to river turned to Flame.   As

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

"Marquee" by Denise Uyehara

Notes from the Motherfield LIVE FAQs

Notes from the Motherfield LIVE FAQs (Photo credit: a still from “Marquee,” performed by Denise Uyehara for the May 2020 show) Q: What is Notes from the Motherfield? Notes is a storytelling platform and a movement of radical mothers dedicated to building community by telling the truth and listening to other womxns’ stories. Based on Kore’s online essay series

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