Category: Interviews

An Interview with Tracie Morris

by John Melillo   Tracie Morris is a poet, performer, singer, sound artist, and professor who lives in New York City, but something is lost in that simple enumeration. It’s not just that she occupies all these roles: she embodies the movement across, between, and around them. In her work, speech—in all its sonic, semantic,

An Interview with Roxane Gay

by Arisa White    A dynamic provocateur and cultural critic, Roxane Gay was the judge for the Kore Press Annual Short Fiction Award, 2015. She is the author of Ayiti, Bad Feminist, and An Untamed State. Her work has been nominated for the 46th Annual NAACP Image Awards in Outstanding Literary Work in nonfiction and

An Interview with 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

An Interview with Natasha Marin

On Magic and Lemonade with Natasha Marin   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

An Interview with 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’s Pedagogies of Crossing. She blows my mind. Her work activates my imagination, my spirit and my senses all at once. When and