Category: News

First Book Award winner July Westhale

  Robin Coste Lewis selects Trailer Trash, by July Westhale as 2016 winner of Kore Press First Book Award Trailer Trash is her Westhale’s first full-length poetry book. She is also the author of The Cavalcade, a chapbook, from Finishing Line Press, and Occasionally Accurate Science, a children’s book of collective nouns, forthcoming from Nomadic Press.

Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN / Radical WRITING

Edited by Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin The collection, Letters to the Future: Black WOMEN / Radical WRITING celebrates temporal, spatial, formal, and linguistically innovative literature. The anthology will collect late-modern and contemporary work by Black women from the United States, England, Canada, and the Caribbean—work that challenges readers to participate in meaning making.  Because one

Short Fiction Award winner: LETICIA DEL TORO

“A moving and powerful story about sisterhood, grief, loss, and picking up the pieces without completely losing one’s self.”—Edwidge Danticat, 2016 Kore Press Short Fiction Award Judge Leticia del Toro is a California poet and short story writer with roots in Jalisco, Mexico. Her work has appeared in Huizache, Zyzzyva, Cipactli and Mutha Magazine, among

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,

Tracie Morris in Tucson

“As anyone who’s gone to the movies or a poetry reading or church in a Black neighborhood or an Indian neighborhood knows, we *talk back*. We must in order to make our own space in the performance, our own space in the world.” —Kazim Ali Kore Press brings artist, actor, experimental vocalist and scholar, Tracie Morris to