Unbecoming Gretel

(Un)Becoming Gretel

(Un)Becoming Gretel reimagines the fairytale, Hansel and Gretel, as well as the contemporary world, through the eyes of its heroine, Gretel. This feminist, revisionist spin on an old tale examines the power and possibility of story.

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Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry

Furious Flower: Seeding the Future of African American Poetry is an anthology of poems by more than a hundred award-winning African American poets, including Jericho Brown, Tracy K. Smith, and Justin Philip Reed, combined with themed essays on poetics from celebrated scholars such as Kwame Dawes, Evie Shockley, and Meta DuEwa Jones.

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Honeyfish by Lauren K. Alleyne


Honeyfish is about being a Black immigrant woman in the world and constantly navigating those identities internally and externally in a variety of landscapes and timescapes. It’s a search for belonging; it’s a search for home.

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Difficult Fruit

Difficult Fruit grapples with personal experience - with naming and claiming the "fruits" of Alleyne's specific journey into womanhood, which includes coming to terms with violence and loss, celebrating love and connection, as well as standing witness in the world that shaped the journey.

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Difficult Fruit by Lauren K. Alleyne