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  • If God Is a Virus

    Merging documentary poetry from the epicenter of an epidemic with the story of viruses in the evolution of humanity, If God Is A Virus gives voice to the infected and the virus.

  • Doppelgangbanger

    In his highly anticipated second poetry collection, Doppelgangbanger, Cortney Lamar Charleston examines the performance of Black masculinity in the U.S., and its relationship to family, love and community.

  • Mama Phife Represents

    Award-winning poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor pays tribute to her departed son Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor of the legendary hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest in this intimate collection.

  • The Anti-Racist Writing Workshop

    This easy-to-use guide explains how to recruit, nourish, and fortify writers of color through innovative reading, writing, workshop, critique, and assessment strategies.

  • Lineage of Rain

    In this spellbinding debut, Los Angeles–born poet Janel Pineda sings of communal love and the diaspora and dreams for a liberated future. ...

  • Text Messages: or How I Found Myself Time Traveling

    Text Messages is a survival guide for our anxious age from Iraqi-Canadian rapper and multi-media artist Yassin 'Narcy ' Alsalman.

  • Milagro

    Penelope Alegria's Milagro is a retracing of parental lineage, a recount of the stories that course through the veins of family. The...

  • The Breakbeat Poets Vol. 4

    Edited by Felicia Chavez, José Olivarez, et al.

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology that opposes silence and re-mixes the soundtrack of the Latinx diaspora across diverse poetic traditions.

  • Choice Words

    Edited by Annie Finch

    With reproductive freedom under unprecedented attack, Choice Words, edited by poet Annie Finch, takes back the cultural conversation on abortion.

  • Too Much Midnight

    Krista Franklin’s work emerges at the intersection of poetics, popular culture, and the dynamic histories of the African Diaspora. Krista lives in Chicago, IL.

  • Can I Kick It?

    Award-winning poet and playwright Idris Goodwin interrogates and remixes our cultural past in order to make sense of our present and potential futures.

  • Crossfire

    Powerhouse, world-renowned LGBTQ poet and spoken-word artist Staceyann Chin curates the first full-length collection of her poems.

  • Bloodstone Cowboy

    Kara Jackson’s Bloodstone Cowboy is a reclamation of her lineage, an affirmation of self, and a declaration of her right to contain...
  • 1919

    Reflections on race, class, violence, segregation, and the hidden histories that shape our divided urban landscapes.
  • Build Yourself a Boat

    Build Yourself a Boat redefines the language of collective and individual trauma through lyric and memory.
  • The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 3

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology of writings by Muslims who are women, queer, genderqueer, nonbinary, or trans.
  • On My Way to Liberation

    by H. Melt
    How do you imagine trans liberation while living in a cis world? On My Way To Liberation follows a gender nonconforming body moving through the...
  • Black Queer Hoe

    A refreshing, unapologetic intervention into ongoing conversations about the line between sexual freedom and sexual exploitation.
  • Citizen Illegal

    Citizen Illegal is a revealing portrait of life as a first generation immigrant, a celebration of Chicano joy, a shout against erasure, and a vibrant re-imagining of Mexican American life.
  • Graphite

    Patricia Frazier’s Graphite is an ode to her grandmother and childhood home, the Ida B. Wells Projects, both which the poet lost to...

  • The BreakBeat Poets Vol. 2

    A BreakBeat Poets anthology to celebrate and canonize the words of Black women across the diaspora.
  • Commando

    E’mon Lauren’s poems take artifacts, language, and ephemera from life on Chicago’s Southside and Westside to create a manifesto...

  • The Whiskey of our Discontent

    Reflections on the profound influence of poet, educator, and social activist Gwendolyn Brooks through examinations of her life and work.
  • My Mother Was a Freedom Fighter

    Powerful, poetic meditations on motherhood, sisterhood, spirituality, solidarity, displacement/gentrification, racism, and sexism.