In a world that has been overtaken by the material, Reich’s book reminds us that each of our lives exist in relation to so many others.
Camonghne Felix debuted this slim collection shortly after working on the campaign of Chicago mayoral hopeful Amara Enyia. After the campaign’s end, Felix joined several of her peers in New York and Chicago by publishing these poems that occupy space. Occupying space is significant.
Poetry, essays, fiction and storytelling brighten up May.
“It’s okay, you don’t have to be this way anymore” can be a radically liberating idea.
I loved her courage and flat out chutzpah. She was a 105-pound powerhouse who wasn’t afraid to stand up for herself and ultimately for all woman.
Reichl’s intuitive mastery of the magazine form could not overcome the transformative tsunami destroying much of the media business, and on her watch, Conde Nast pulled the plug on Gourmet. In her new memoir, she chronicles her decade at the helm, as she learned the trade in a company infamous for its low-tolerance of inexperienced rubes (see “The Devil Wears Prada”), charming her way into the hearts of many of her collaborators and, in other cases, replacing them.
Gray uses the unfettered landscape of poetry to release himself and others from the limitations that aggrieve undocumented immigrants.
“Let us create a poetics that recreates the hamaam, where we can come in our real, naked skin, sit in the water and talk openly.”
Poetry, power and prints in Chicago this April.
“There is one way to become a writer: write. Don’t talk about it, do it!”