- This is Chicago: A Review of “Black Queer Hoe” by Britteney Black Rose Kapri and "Citizen Illegal" by José Olivarez Debut collections from Chicago voices.
- Summer 2017: Pedal Power What’s colorful, looks like an ice-cream cart, is pedaled slowly from park to park and magically unfolds to display a bounty of books? BiblioTreka, the brainchild of the Read/Write Library, will be hanging out under the trees this summer with Poetry in the Park, in collaboration with the Poetry Center's Six Points Reading Series. The mobile library will carry…
- Reclaiming the Black Body This limited-edition box set of ten African poets is gorgeous. Not only does it introduce readers to the best poetry by contemporary poets of the African and the African diaspora, it showcases the art of Eritrean painter Ficre Ghebreyesus. The political refugee, humanitarian activist and Yale graduate lived in New Haven with his wife, poet/essayist/playwright Elizabeth Alexander and their children,…
- Treasuring History: A Review of "Sacred Ground" by Timuel Black A political activist, educator, advisor, mentor to countless youth, would-be politician, labor organizer and city administrator.
- Radical Black Feminism for Now: A Review of "How We Get Free" by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor The history of black feminism in the United States and the relevance of the Combahee River Collective's mission
- A Common Galactic Cause: Michael Moreci talks about "Black Star Renegades" We’re in control of our destiny, and we’re too quick to relinquish that power. What that power requires, though, is not only having faith in ourselves but faith in the people around us as well.