Let’s Support Black Writers and Black Books

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

We’re writing about community this week, and my community is burning. I live in Minneapolis where George Floyd was murdered by police a week ago. Since then, citizens have put their bodies in the streets demanding safer and more equitable spaces and systems. The University of Minnesota ended its contract with the Minneapolis Police Department. The Minneapolis Public Schools followed suit. One of the four officers responsible for Floyd’s death…

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Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: Burying The Time

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

When I was a reporter, the best and worst part of my workday resided next to each other. The best moment was when I beat the deadline and turned in my news story to the impatient copy editors. The worst moment came next, when the copy editors and I would engage in a competitive dance off, figuratively speaking, questioning each other’s word choices and grammar (I have a thing for…

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Attacus Atlas & Other Inventions: Under the Influence

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

This week the Debs are to discuss the books & authors that most influenced us. And this is especially difficult, since I love to read, and I am fond of both fiction and non-fiction, poetry and prose, forms both hybrid and pure journalism. So many authors, so many books. So little time. But I will try to thank them and tell you why. With regard to my forthcoming debut novel,…

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