Reading: April 27, 2016

Natalie Diaz, No More Cake Here

Jim Harrison, Barking

James Tate, The Painter by Night

Marilyn Chin, Brown Girl Manifesto (Too)

Ricky Laurentiis, Black Iris

Charlene McLure, Can Anyone Live with Eartha Kitt

Camille Rankine, Coincidentia Oppositorium

Tyrone Palmer, Three Poems

Melcion Mateu, Poet’s Sampler

Claire Harris, Kay in Summer

Anne Boyer, Not Writing

Brigit Pegeen Kelly, The Leaving

Olena Kalytiak Davis, sweet reader, flaneled and tulled


Reading: April 26, 2016

Rahul Sonpimple, Celebrating Ambedkar, Challenging Hegemony

T.O. Molefe, Reconciliation Impossible without Ethics

Jennifer Tamayo, When You Handle Poison

Ngwatilo Mawiyoo, Two Poems

Owaahh, Why Nicholas Biwott was Nicknamed “The Bull of Auckland”

Yogesh Maitreya, Namdeo Dhasal’s Unique Imagination

Last Words of Rohith Vemula

Anu Ramdas, The Brahmin Problem

Jyotsna Siddharth, State’s Apathy Towards Caste Based Violence

Reading: April 21, 2016

Marianne Thamm, #RUReferenceList

Christine Mungai, ICC Case Collapse in Kenya

Short Takes: Unfinished Business (see especially Tressie McMillan Cottom’s take)

Margaret Kimberley, Not Feeling the Bern

Gabriel Semerene, The Words to Say It

Donna Murch interviewed by Sherry Wolf, Roots of the Black Panther Party


Patricia Hill Collins, “Gender, Black Feminism, and Black Political Economy,” Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (March 2000)

Sahar Amer, “Medieval Arab Lesbians and Lesbian-like Women,” Journal of the History of Sexuality (May 2009)