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Amanda Gorman’s Incredible Career in Poetry and Politics

On the one year anniversary of the publication of Call Us What We Carry, we’re celebrating author, poet, and activist Amanda Gorman!

Amanda Gorman’s work centers around themes of feminism, race, oppression, and marginalization. She is best known for reading her poem entitled “The Hill We Climb” at Joe Biden’s inauguration in 2021, after which her notoriety skyrocketed.read more.

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Camille Dungy’s Urgent Ecopoetry from the Sixth Extinction

Camille T. Dungy was born in Denver but moved often. It is no surprise, then, that the poetry in her collection Trophic Cascade is filled with motion and displacement. Sometimes the displacement is due to travel and adventure, sometimes flight. Even what might seem stable or rooted, like an overflowing collection of Sports Illustrated magazines in the poem ‘Still life,’ is painted as precarious or fleeting.… read more.

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Dreaming of Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Today is the one-year anniversary of the release of the novel Dreaming of You, so we’re celebrating its author, Melissa Lozada-Oliva. 

Melissa Lozada-Oliva is a poet, essayist and novelist. She is a fierce performance poet, delivering spoken word poems which explore themes of feminism and the Latina experience.read more.

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Kamala Puligandla is the Feminist Author of the Future

Two years ago today Kamala Puligandla’s debut novel, Zigzags, was released. Kamala Puligandla is a novelist and essayist whose writing centers around the experiences of queer and Black and brown people. 

Kamala’s essays are often self-exploratory, while also analyzing the changing world around her.read more.

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Novelist Annie Ernaux wins the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature

Today we celebrate Annie Ernaux, who has just won the 2022 Nobel Prize in Literature. Congratulations Annie! 

Annie Ernaux is a French author who writes fiction and memoir, and sometimes a little of both at once. She is known for her autobiographical writing, which is intimate and personal while expertly contextualizing her life within a broader history and society; her written experiences are not just hers, but a part of a larger collective social consciousness.read more.

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The Collaborative Effort Inherent in George Balanchine’s ‘Serenade‘

Serenade is Toni Bentley’s intelligent, expansive, and beautiful exploration of George Balanchine’s signature ballet.

FF2 Guest Post by Martha Anne Toll

I have been a balletomane since childhood and have read what I can on the subject. My debut novel, Three Muses, forthcoming in September, features a prima ballerina, Katya, as a main character.… read more.

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