To Find Belonging: In Conversation with Hana Shafi

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It Begins With The Body by Hana Shafi explores the milestones and hurdles of a brown girl coming into her own. Shafi’s poems display a raw and frank intimacy and address anxiety, unemployment, heartbreak, relationships, identity, and faith. Juno Award nominated musician and songwriter Alysha Brilla calls It Begins With The Body “the anthem of […]

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Feature Friday: Smells Like Stars by D. Nandi Odhiambo

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are very pleased to bring you an excerpt from D. Nandi Odhiambo’s upcoming book, Smells Like Stars. Journalist Kerstin Ostheim and freelance photographer P.J. Banner have been together six months after meeting on a dating website. As their wedding fast approaches, they question their compatibility while investigating mysterious horse killings […]

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Feature Friday: Holy Wild by Gwen Benaway

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In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Gwen Benaway’s third collection of poetry, Holy Wild. A confessional poet, Benaway narrates her sexual and romantic intimacies with partners as well as her work to navigate the daily burden of transphobia and violence. She examines the intersections of […]

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Feature Friday: Sludge Utopia by Catherine Fatima

For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Catherine Fatima’s debut novel, Sludge Utopia, an auto-fictional novel about sex, depression, family, shaky ethics, ideal forms of life, girlhood, and coaching oneself into adulthood under capitalism. From an intellectual relationship with a professor, a casual sexual relationship, to […]

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Feature Friday: Honestly By Steven Zultanski

Honestly by Steven Zultanski

For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we are pleased to bring you an excerpt from Steven Zultanski’s latest book, Honestly, the third title in a trilogy that explores the limits of individual expression. It begins with research into a forgotten relative, and from there the poem swerves into a series of minor-key personal anecdotes, […]

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