It has been something of a particular challenge to reach the finish line with this fourth issue of our journal, and this for two reasons—both of them, in the end, exhilarating. First, there is what feels like a momentous transition: hatched four years ago and graciously incubated in the luxurious intellectual nest that is the Small Axe Project, we now set off on our very first solo flight.
March 19-September 6, 2020
Nightboat Offsite Reading & Celebration AWP 2020: Friday, March 6th, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm at La Quinta Inn & Suites in San Antonio, TX
A book signing will be hosted at Nightboat books on Friday, March 6th Nightboat Reading from 5:30-7:30 pm at La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk (The Crockett Room, 303 Blum San Antonio, Texas 78205).
Rosamond S. King, associate professor of English at Brooklyn College, CUNY and author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (University Press of Florida, 2014) will be at booth #1045 signing books of poetry.
AWP San Antonio Office Hours & Friends Reading: Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at Grand Hyatt San Antonio (3:00-4:30pm)
Join members of the Office Hours Poetry Community for an onsite reading at AWP San Antonio. Location: Grand Hyatt, (Seguin A), 4th Floor. The event goes from 3:00 to 4:30 pm.
Robin Gow is the author of Our Lady of Perpetual Degeneracy (Tolsun Books, 2020) and the chapbook Honeysuckle (Finishing Line Press, 2019. They are an adjunct instructor and grad student at Adelphi University. Gow is also the author of A Million Quiet Revolutions, a forthcoming Young Adult Verse Novel.
The 12th Annual Festival of Language 2020: March 4, 2020 at Cherrity Bar in San Antonio, TX (4:30-9:30 pm)
The 12th Annual Festival of Language 2020 brings together 33 poets and writers from more than a dozen states and a couple of countries to perform flash readings from their works in a celebration of innovation, creativity, inclusion, and words. Free. Pre-reading gathering starts @4:30pm, first readers at 5pm. Hosted by Ted Pelton.
The lineup includes poet Rosamond S. King, associate professor of English at Brooklyn College and author of Island Bodies: Transgressive Sexualities in the Caribbean Imagination (University Press of Florida, 2014). King will read from 6-7 pm.
ANCESTRAL QUEENDOM: Reflections on the Prison Records of the Rebel Queens of the 1878 Fireburn in St. Croix, USVI
The Virgin Islands Studies Collective (La Vaughn Belle, Tami Navarro, Hadiya Sewer and Tiphanie Yanique) published a collaborative article in NTiK entitled "Ancestral Queendom: Reflections on the Prison Records of the Rebel Queens of the 1878 Fireburn in St. Croix, USVI (formerly the Danish West Indies)." Each member responds to one of the prison records of the four women taken to Denmark for their participation in the largest labor revolt in Danish colonial history.
Date: Friday, February 21
Venue: Louise McCagg Gallery at Barnard College
Join us for the opening of IN ALL MY DREAMS, a collective, multivalent project situated at the intersections of literature, history, and visual art in the Caribbean.
With #1619Project The New York Times has embarked upon a momentous reinterpretation of US history, one that centers African Americans in a national narrative driven by brutal economic exploitation and progressive democratic resistance. The brainchild of acclaimed journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones, this multimedia, multi-platform production represents a massive corporate investment in public history -- a scale of investment at The Times perhaps last seen in the 1940s when it helped to spon