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Doom and Hope Coexist in Sam Cohen’s ‘Sarahland’

If you’ve been feeling as hopeless as I have lately, you need to read Sarahland, Sam Cohen’s super queer, super sparkly debut collection of short stories. I borrowed it on audiobook from Libby because the algorithms put it in a list of similar titles to Violent Bent Backwards Over the Grass (previously my favorite audiobook, readers may recall).… read more.

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Queer Cartoonist Ariel Schrag: From Coming of Age to Coming Out

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is the fabulous Ariel Schrag!

Ariel Schrag is a cartoonist and television writer who became known at an early age for her autobiographical comics. Ariel self-published her first comic series, Awkward, while in high school, depicting events from her freshman year.read more.

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Poet Jasmine Mans Explores Her Black-Queer Identity

During Pride Month, we are taking the opportunity to celebrate some of the many incredible queer artists that we know and love. Our next artist is author Jasmine Mans!

Jasmine Mans is an American poet from Newark (NJ). Graduating from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a B.A. in African American Studies, Jasmine released her debut poetry collection in 2012, when she was just 20 years old.read more.

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Couples and form in Maggie Millner’s ‘Couplets’

“You can’t be lonely,/ after all, if you’re not inside yourself,” poet Maggie Millner writes in her debut book, Couplets. “You can’t be dwelling if you’re somewhere else.”

As we close out National Poetry Month, it is more than appropriate to highlight an up-and-coming poet who is taking the poetry scene by storm.read more.

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MacArthur Genius Nicole Fleetwood & the Art of Curation

On this day in 2020, Nicole Fleetwood published her novel Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration. The book, which represents a decade of Nicole’s work, was met with instant praise from both readers and critics, winning the 2020 National Book Critics Award in Criticism, as well as the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award in art history and the Frank Jewett Mather Award in art criticism.read more.

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Sanora Babb: The Unsung Hero of the Dust Bowl Novel

Happy birthday to the one and only Sanora Babb! Today we are celebrating the beautiful life of this beloved author. 

Sanora Babb was an American author, screenwriter, and journalist who was born in Oklahoma, United States. Sanora is best known for her works of fiction, including her acclaimed novel, Whose Names Are Unknown, which was published posthumously in 2004.read more.

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