Morgan Parker

Who Put This Song On?

Morgan Parker, author of Who Put This Song On? and Magical Negro, is a poet, essayist, and novelist. She is also the author of the poetry collections There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyoncé and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night.

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Kiki Petrosino

White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia

Kiki Petrosino, author of White Blood: A Lyric of Virginia, is the recipient of a Fellowship in Literature from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her earlier collections are Witch Wife: Poems and Hymn for the Black Terrific: Poems. She is Professor of Poetry at the University of Virginia.

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Jared Pool

Jared Pool is a multi-instrumentalist based in Richmond, Va. He performs with the Legendary Ingramettes, the Sherman Holmes Project, Larry Keel, and many other bluegrass, gospel, and rock ‘n’ roll groups throughout Virginia.

Genre: Poetry

Axel Presas

Las veces que Azrael no se detuvo / The Times that Azrael Didn't Stop

Axel Presas, author of Las veces que Azrael no se detuvo / The Times that Azrael Didn’t Stop, is from Cuba. He lives  in Atlanta, Ga., where he works as a visiting assistant professor of Spanish Language and Afro-Latin American Cultures at Emory University. Presas is a short story writer, critic, translator, and poet, and he has published widely.

Genre: Poetry