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Ed Pavlić

Ed Pavlić is author of eleven published or forthcoming books. His most recent work includes Live at the Bitter End (Saturnalia Books 2018), Who Can Afford to Improvise?: James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listener (Fordham UP 2016), Let’s Let That Are Not Yet: Inferno (Fence Books 2015) and Visiting Hours at the Color Line (Milkweed Editions 2013). He is Distinguished Research Professor in the English Department and in the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia.

Critics tend to discount Rich’s later poems, fundamentally misunderstanding how they engage her radical vision of community.

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A recording of the launch event for Boston Review’s new literary anthology, Ancestors. Renowned writers read their poems, fiction, and more.

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In our new book, some of today’s most imaginative writers consider what it means to be made and fashioned by others. 

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Our new issue asks: How do people who are not alike forge productive alliances?

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‘Amazing Grace,’ the long-lost film of Franklin’s gospel album, offers a lesson in the deep connections between gospel and soul music.

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Fifty years ago, when Martin Luther King, Jr., was assassinated, a devastated James Baldwin made a final attempt to reconcile the generational divide between the civil rights movement and Black Power.

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In America, life at the edge of racial belonging is not so black and white.

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James Baldwin's letters to his brother

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