Category: Kore Biters

A monthly interview series that highlights the writing and literary activism of women writers who are transgressive and transformative.

Sonya Renee Taylor

Lift You Out of the Pit What was your last bite? A mango, strawberry, blueberry maple yogurt parfait with maple quinoa granola. Tell us about The Body is Not an Apology and how you came to create this space. On February 9, 2011, I posted a Facebook status and profile picture of myself in a

Natasha Marin

On Magic and Lemonade What was your last bite? Two truths and a lie: (a) My last bite was a grilled corncob, rubbed and marinated to lip-tingling awesome-sauce. (b) Sharkweek highlights included cheekfuls of tender metaphorical butt-flesh harvested from the delicate hind-quarters of those who need me to “know my place”–and the unbelievable vacation that vindication

Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Black Feminism Is My Spiritual Practice What was your last bite? I might be biting every morning. Right now I am writing daily with prompts made from my favorite phrases from M. Jacqui Alexander’sPedagogies of Crossing. She blows my mind. Her work activates my imagination, my spirit and my senses all at once.

Amanda Johnston

Passing Down the Maps What was your last bite? “Is your poetry in service to white supremacy?” – Willie Perdomo I’ve been coming back to this quote often in my work/life. I’ve taken it for the foundation of a statement (read: demand) I challenge myself and others with: Use your power and privilege to break

t’ai freedom ford

When In Doubt, What Would Audre Do? The poet, educator and Cave Canem Fellow takes a moment to sit down and talk with Kore Biters about her guiding stars, poems as lovers and why one “can’t be afraid of the Dig.”