Category: Interviews

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

An Interview with 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

An Interview with t’ai freedom ford

When In Doubt, What Would Audre Do? Are you still at odds with your “lover scorned” in “the body exacts its revenge,” or have you found a way to co-exist? I’d like to think we’re making amends. Aging is a terrifying thing for me because I work with young people all day, so (some days)

An Interview with Cate Marvin

In New Hands What was your last bite? An “everything” bagel with veggie cream cheese from Bagels N’ Buns, a deli on Staten Island. Carb central. Deeply fulfilling and equally guilt-inducing, but only $3.50. That was dinner.   Share with us something that you had to shake your head at lately. This evening when my