Free Black Space Update April 2017
First and foremost we would like to thank all of the Free Black Space contributors. They are a dynamic group of Free Black Scholars gracious enough to take the time to share some of their work. They are content producers dedicated to craft and discipline. They make the mix-tape.
Dr. Monifa Love
Dr. Linelle Ajello
Linette Marie Allen
Jahi K. Adisa
Sister Joy Alfred
Dr. A. Myrna Nurse
Joel Dias Porter-D.J. Renegade
Rion Amilcar Scott
Reginald Dwayne Betts
Kenyatta Dorey Graves
darlene anita scott
Dr. M. Soledad Caballero
Dr. DeReef Jamison
Ursula and Daryl Mims
Frank X Walker
Jacqueline Regina Blackwell
Jacqueline Regina Blackwell
Virginia Avniel Spatz
Dr. Tony Bolden
Dr. Valerie Sweeney Prince
Bro. Yao (Hoke S.Glover III)
Free Black Space has dramatically increased its hits in the past few months. Our current pace almost triples that of just six months ago. Below are highlights from some of the FBS writers.
Highlights--Some Publications By Free Black Space Authors
Free Black Space author Linette Marie Allen wrote the FBS post Italy the Great. Her Book Operating in the Dream Zone can be purchased here.
Free Black Space author Alan King published his second book of poetry, Drift, in November of last year. His post on The Birth of Point Blank offers insight into his writing process and pursuit of craft. You can click to purchase Point Blank here.
Free Black Space author Frank X Walker is the author of numerous books and the recipient of many awards. His last book Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers is a collection that focuses on the slain Civil Right’s leader through a series of poems written in the voice of Evers’ widow, Myrlie, Evers’ killer and the two ex-wives of the killer. His post on Harmonizing Black Voices Through Historical Poetry offers insights to his writing. You can click to purchase copies of his book here.
Congratulations to Rion Amilcar Scott winner of the Pen America Bingham Award for Debut Fiction for his first book of short stories, Insurrections, published by University of Kentucky Press. Rion is a professor at Bowie State University and one of the hardest working writers we know. Read his hilarious story Slave, Please. Free Black Space congratulates him. You can click hereto purchase his book.
Reginald Dwyane Betts, author and Yale Professor, published his most recent collection of poetry Bastards of the Reagan Erain 2015. You can click to purchase here.
Free Black Space author Jawanzaa Phoenix wrote the FBS posts African Americans and Bridge and I NeedAn Assignment. I Need an Assignment was published in 2016 and is his first book of poetry. You can click to purchase copies of his book here.
Free Black Space authors Candace Wiley and Monifa Love has been busily building The Watering Hole, a safe space for writers of color. The Free Black Space post Breaking Ground as Poets of Color gives some insight to the organization’s mission and approach. You can view the organizations web-site here and look at their upcoming writer’s retreats, which feature National Book Award Winner Terrance Hayes and others as workshop leaders.
Free Black Space author Valerie Sweeney Prince has written on a range of topics. We await the upcoming publication of Daughter's Exchange: The African American Woman's Encounter with the Intellectual Marketplace. The year it was published, her first monograph Burnin' Down the House: Home in African American Literature was recognized as a university press bestseller. You can purchase Burnin' Down the House here.
The essay “Hospital for the Negro Insane” by Bro. Yao (Hoke S. Glover III) originally published here on Free Black Space, was a finalist in the 2016 Crab Orchard Review John Guyon Literary Non-fiction Prize. The Crab Orchard Review site can be accessed here. In summer 2016, Willow Books published Inheritance, Bro. Yao’s first collection of poetry. You can purchase copies of Inheritance here.
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