Tag Archives: Dialogue on Race and Poetry

The Price of Adulthood: Symbolism, Childhood Superheroes and the Confederate Flag

By Victor D. Infante

When I was a kid, I used to draw my own superheroes. Most of them were riffs on existing comic book or movie characters, of course, with the backstory and the iconography mixed and matched with … Continue reading

‘I Have A Right to be Angry’: The Power and Pain of #BlackPoetsSpeakOut

Essay by Victor D. Infante, Poems by Alan King, Christina Springer, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Casey Rocheteau, Sonya Renee Taylor and Danez Smith

It is agonizing to witness a community wailing in despair, to hear the pain echo across the sky. But … Continue reading