Jessy Randall's most recent book is Suicide Hotline Hold Music (Red Hen, 2016), a collection of poems and poetry comics. She is a librarian at Colorado College and her website is http://bit.ly/JessyRandall.
Alexandra Watson is the executive editor of Apogee, a journal of literature and art that engages with identity politics and social justice. Published in July 2016, Issue 07 of Apogee holds poetry, nonfiction, fiction, art, and interviews majorly confronting the idea of mourning. Bound by a stunning
As we work to bring light to the often ignored voices in literature, we must take this week to focus on a specific minority - Afghan women. Nadia Hashimi, a pediatrician of Afghan heritage, tells a fictional but absolutely realistic story of a mother accused of murdering her husband. Set in
Americans live in a country of post-slavery, post-Civil War, post-"this water fountain is for whites only." But we are not post-racism. Wilcox County High School in Georgia held separate "white proms" and "black proms" up until only two years ago, when the school hosted it's first integrated prom in