Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing

Letters to the Future: Black Women/Radical Writing

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Editors: Erica Hunt and Dawn Lundy Martin

Publisher: Kore Press (2018)

Contributors: Octavia Butler, Betsy Fagin, Ruth Ellen Kocher, Robin Coste Lewis, Lillian Yvonne Bertram, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, r. erica doyle, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Duriel E. Harris, Harryette Mullen, giovanni singleton, Evie Shockley, Khadijah Queen, Wendy S. Walters, Adrian Piper, Yona Harvey, Harmony Holiday, Tracie Morris, Claudia Rankine, Deborah Richards, Metta Sáma, Kara Walker, Renee Gladman, Tonya Foster, Julie Patton, Akilah Oliver, Simone White, M. NourbeSe Philip, Lucille Clifton, Sonia Sanchez, Wanda Coleman, Jayne Cortez, Sekou Siundiata, Tracie Morris, Erica Hunt, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Tisa Bryant.

A collection of poems, essays, elder conversations, and visual works, Letters to the Future: Black Women / Radical Writing celebrates temporal, spatial, formal, and linguistically innovative literature. The anthology collects late-modern and contemporary work by Black women from the United States, England, Canada, and the Caribbean—work that challenges readers to participate in meaning making. Because one contextual framework for the collection is “art as a form of epistemology,” the writing in the anthology is the kind of work driven by the writer’s desire to radically present, uncovering what she knows and does not know, as well as critically addressing the future.