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Black Poetry Day

October 17 is Black Poetry Day! Established in 1985, the date is homage to Jupiter Hammon, the first published African American poet, who was born on October 17, 1711. In his honor, the day is marked to celebrate all of the contributions black poets have made to literature, poetry and culture. How can you celebrate?… Read More »

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Quit Your Day Job: The Surprising Positions Your Favorite Authors Once Held

Though they may seem to be born naturals, not every writer starts out that way. Take a look at the early jobs of some of your favorite authors; some jobs may have woven their way into later works of fiction, and some—well, some jobs are just downright drudgery.   Emma Donoghue The author of Room… Read More »

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