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Why the VIDA Count Matters

Why the VIDA Count Matters

The 2014 VIDA Count — released this week — showed that ‘women buy two-thirds of books sold but magazine reviews are centred on male authors and critics

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I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is.

I read books by only minority authors for a year. It showed me just how white our reading world is.

IN 2014, I DECIDED THAT FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR, I would not read books written by white authors. My goal was to address the reading practices I developed growing up in Australia, where white authors have dominated the literary world. My high school reading list was filled with the “classics” — Shakespeare, Austen, the Brontes, […]

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The Literature of Resistance

The Literature of Resistance

Author reveals that Literature played an important role in the armed and political struggle of the Eritrea, located on the horn of Africa, with oral poems playing prominently in mobilizing the people against danger.

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“BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE: Remembering September 11th” Available for Sale!

“BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE: Remembering September 11th” Available for Sale!

We’re pleased to announce the publication of BRIDGING THE CULTURAL DIVIDE. And to help us celebrate this feat, we’re offering a $5.00 discount on this issue. Just go to our Createspace page and use coupon number GZYJ6DYY

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phati’tude @ The Bowery, NYC

phati’tude @ The Bowery, NYC

Our Launch Party @ the Bowery Poetry Club on Friday was a great success! Everyone had a great time, it was fantastic to meet up with old friends and make new ones. Check out the photos to see more!

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Award-Winning Poet Timothy Liu to Guest Edit phati’tude’s LGBT Issue

Award-Winning Poet Timothy Liu to Guest Edit phati’tude’s LGBT Issue

phati’tude Literary Magazine is pleased to announce that award-winning poet Timothy Liu will bring his expertise as guest editor to The Lavender Issue: LGBT Literature Today, promising the most exciting and ground-breaking issue to date. Submission Deadline is May 7, 2010.

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Finding the Real Papo in Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

Finding the Real Papo in Jesús Papoleto Meléndez

In this candid interview, Jesús Papoleto Meléndez (affectionately known as “Papo”) talks about his poetic form and expression, poetic identity, the politics of poetry, his playwriting, teaching, his relationship with Pedro Pietri and future plans for his writing.

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What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

There’s been an ongoing controversy about El Museo del Barrio in New York City and their literary program “Spic up/Speak Out.” However, a few brave Latino artists and activists argued the El Museo del Barrio crossed the line and goes against the very reasons why the museum was initially founded in the first place.

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The body of narrative: Verghese reveals medicinal qualities of literature

The body of narrative: Verghese reveals medicinal qualities of literature

by Ben Fulton || THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE JAN 2010

Abraham Verghese is an accomplished doctor with a storied career, not to mention current professor and senior associate chair for the theory and practice of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

He’s also the kind of modest overachiever most people love to hate. After all, on top of his accomplishments in medicine, he writes like a dream.

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