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In a book excerpt, the nation’s art stars discuss showing up and showing out

“A Single Waltz in Time.” Image: Carrie Mae Weems

Poetry

In “The Monster I am Today: Leontyne Price and a Life in Verse,” Author Kevin Simmonds pens an ode of poetry and prose to the operatic grand dame.

Soprano Leontyne Price as Cleopatra in “Antony and Cleopatra” at the Met in New York City. September 1966. (Photo by Jack Mitchell/Getty Images

“What struck me most was her fleeting comment about ‘the monster that I am today.’”

Our Questions. Her Answers

Asking for support is an act of resistance. Author Elayne Fluker’s new book offers help to “unapologetically ambitious women.”

Author Elayne Fluker thinks you should consider saying “yes,” the next time someone asks if you need help. Image: Mecca Gamble

Six Black authors join forces to tell stories of Black love, not pain

‘Blackout’ co-authors. Photo illustration: Qadir El-Amin; sources: Imani Khayyam, Cassidy Chin, Amir Lowery, Nigel Livingstone, Sonya Sones, and Andrew Fennell

The poet and organizer reflects on writing, hoops, and relationships

Photo Illustration: Save As/Medium; Source: Jennie Bergqvist

Her new book, ‘Professional Troublemaker: The Fear-Fighter Manual,’ is a guide to embracing your greatness

Photo illustration: Dennis Huynh/Medium

Her talent as a novelist is evident, but her nurturing of Black authors cannot be overlooked

Black and white photo of Toni Morrison smiling.
Toni Morrison. Photo: Reg Innell/Toronto Star via Getty Images

Bestselling authors R.O. Kwon and Roxane Gay discuss their new work

Photo illustration; Image sources: Simon & Schuster, Reginald Cunningham, Smeeta Mahanti

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